Suburban Sensibilities in Contemporary Plays Set in Dublin

  • Eamonn JordanEmail author
Part of the New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature book series (NDIIAL)


This chapter surveys contemporary Irish plays set in urban and suburban Dublin during the Celtic Tiger and Post-Celtic Tiger periods. It analyses how a broad range of Irish dramatists have mapped the profound changes that this new economic paradigm brought about, and explores, in particular, representations of class and of inter-class relationships in contemporary Irish theatre. It also posits that the formation of identities through the interface of the material, personal and sexual relationships is a recurrent theme of Irish suburban writing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College DublinDublinIreland

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