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Performance and Queer Praxes: Recent Paradigmatic Shifts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2011


Performance studies and queer studies are two of the most significant paradigmatic shifts to energize the analysis of Irish theatre and performance in very recent times. The development of these critical approaches can be seen to respond to the growth of more experimental, performance-centred methods of making and interpreting practice, and the emergence of a wide range of identities within theatre and performance sites, and the Irish social and cultural landscape more generally.

Publications Dossier: Changing the Landscape of Irish Theatre Studies
Copyright © International Federation for Theatre Research 2011

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1 Some of the recent work of McKevitt, McMahon, Panti and Watkins has been collected in my edited collection Queer Notions: New Plays and Performances from Ireland (Cork: Cork University Press, 2010).

2 Brady, Sara and Walsh, Fintan, eds., Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

3 Cregan, David, Frank McGuinness's Dramaturgy of Difference and the Irish Theatre (New York and Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

4 Cregan, David, ed., Deviant Acts: Essays in Queer Performance (Dublin: Carysfort, 2010)Google Scholar.

5 Singleton, Brian, Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.