This chapter considers theatre events which contested the hegemony of the political economy of the Celtic Tiger period in the Republic of Ireland. Works discussed include, Paraic Breatnach et al., Site!: A Builder's Tale (Fir Clis, Galway, 1999), Pom Boyd, Declan Lynch, Arthur Riordan, Boomtown (Rough Magic Theatre Company, 1999 and 2009), Sebastian Barry, Hinterland (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2002), Marina Carr, Ariel (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2002), Brian Desmond and Mairtin de Cogain, Thailand: What's Love Got To Do With It? (Be Your Own Banana Theatre Company, Cork, 2007), Tom Hall, Boss (Meridian Theatre Company, Cork, 2008), and David McWilliams' retrospective performance, Outsiders (Peacock Theatre, Dublin, 2010).
|Title of host publication||From Prosperity to Austerity: Sociocultural readings of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath|
|Editors||Eamon Maher, Eugene O'Brien|
|Place of Publication||Manchester|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Number of pages||240|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Merriman, V. (2014). “Holes in the Ground: theatre as critic and conscience of Celtic Tiger Ireland”. In E. Maher, & E. O'Brien (Eds.), From Prosperity to Austerity: Sociocultural readings of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath (pp. 188-202). Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719091681/