Locked Out: Working-Class Lives in Irish Drama 1958-1998

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    This chapter surveys trends in the representation of working-class dramatis personae on Ireland's stages, in the latter part of the twentieth century. It also considers the representation of working-class dramatists in critical discourse. Social class is framed in relation to mutations in Independent Ireland's political economy, during the period. By using a reverse chronology, the chapter exposes, in particular, paths not taken in relation to the representation of women in dramatic narrative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA History of Irish Working-Class Writing
    EditorsMichael Pierse
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-107-14968-7
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Nov 2017


    • political economy
    • intellectual labour
    • theatre ecology
    • Sean O'Casey
    • James McKenna
    • John Arden
    • Margaretta D'Arcy
    • Billy Roche
    • Brian Friel
    • Tom Murphy
    • Alan Simpson
    • 1913 Lockout
    • Wexford Lockout 1911
    • Labour Party
    • Richard Corish
    • patriarchy
    • misogyny


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