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The Gate Theatre, Dublin


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CONTENTS: Elaine Sisson: Experiment and the Free State: Mrs Cogley's Cabaret and the Founding of the Gate Theatre 1924-1930 - Ian R. Walsh: Hilton Edwards as Director: Shade of Modernity - Ruud van den Beuken: "Ancient Ireland comes to Rathmines": Memory, Identity, and Diversity in Micheal macLiammoir's Where Stars Walk (1940) - Richard Pine: Micheal macLiammoir: The Erotic-Exotic and the Dublin Gate Theatre - Jose Lanters: Desperationists and Ineffectuals: Mary Manning's Gate Plays of the 1930s - Virginie Girel-Pietka: Denis Johnston at the Gate: a Groundbreaking yet Neglected Writer - Ciara O'Dowd: Magic Windows: Ria Mooney at the Gate Theatre - Feargal Whelan: Lord Longford's Yahoo: An Alternative National Myth from an Alternative National Theatre - Cathy Leeney: Class, Land, and Irishness: Winners and Losers: Christine Longford (1900-1980) - Audrey McNamara: Longford Productions, Bernard Shaw, and the Irish Big House - Des Lally: The Fictionalisation of Hilton Edwards and Micheal macLiammoir in the Novel Stravaganza! (1963), by Paul Smith - Anthony Roche: Brian Friel at the Gate: Lovers in Dublin and New York - Noreen Doody: "Our only thorough playwright": Oscar Wilde and the Gate Theatre - David Clare: Goldsmith, the Gate, and the "Hibernicising" of Anglo-Irish Plays - Christopher Murray: Staging American Drama at the Gate Theatre, 1928-2016 - Graham Price: "Staging an encounter": Brian Friel's Faith Healer, Bracha Ettinger, and the Art-Encounter-Event - Trish McTighe: "Be again, be again": The Gate's Beckett Country - Aoife Lynch: The Gate, Endgame, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics - Emma Creedon: Harold Pinter at the Gate Theatre: "A Kind of Homecoming" - Des Lally/David Clare/Ruud van den Beuken: Gate Theatre Chronology (1928-1982): The Edwards-macLiammoir and Longford Directorates - David Clare: Gate Theatre Chronology (1983-2017): The Michael Colgan Directorate and the Appointment of Selina Cartmell.

About the Author

David Clare is Assistant Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and he previously held two IRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). He is the author of Bernard Shaw's Irish Outlook (2016) and numerous essays on Irish and
Irish Diasporic writers.

Des Lally is a PhD candidate at NUI Galway. His research subject is "The Role of the Gate Theatre in Irish Modernism 1928-1945". He is Assistant Director of the Vassar College USA/Ireland Program and the Programme Coordinator of the Clifden Arts Festival. He co-edited (with Peter Fallon and John Fanning) Captivating Brightness: Ballynahinch, a literary celebration of Connemara's iconic Ballynahinch Castle.

Patrick Lonergan is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has edited or written eleven books on Irish theatre, including Theatre and Globalization (winner of the 2008 Theatre Book Prize), The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh (2012), Theatre and Social Media (2015) and Irish Drama and Theatre Since 1950 (2019). He is a director of the Galway International Arts Festival, and, for Methuen Drama, he is co-editor of the "Critical Companions" series.

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