Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination

  • Christopher Collins
  • Mary P. Caulfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: the Rest is History

    1. Christopher Collins, Mary P. Caulfield
      Pages 1-15
  3. Legacy and Heritage

  4. Recollection and Remembrance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


This book explores the performance of Irish collective memories and forgotten histories. It proposes an alternative and more comprehensive criterion of Irish theatre practices. These practices can be defined as the 'rejected', contested and undervalued plays and performativities that are integral to Ireland's political and cultural landscapes.


Irish performance memory and performance Irish theatre Beckett Samuel Beckett television theatre William Butler Yeats

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Collins
    • 1
  • Mary P. Caulfield
    • 2
  1. 1.Samuel Beckett CentreTrinity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.State University of New YorkFarmingdaleUSA

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