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ENGL 8893 Contemporary Irish Drama (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course deals with the plays of three of the most significant contemporary Irish playwrights: Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, and Conor McPherson. Their work will be situated in the Irish dramatic tradition beginning with the foundation of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899. Emphasis will be on how their plays have both sustained and challenged that tradition in a rapidly changing post-colonial Ireland.

Instructor(s): Philip O'Leary

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17