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Secondary Reading


Neil Blackadder, Performing opposition: modern theater and the scandalized audience (Praeger, 2003)

George Cusack, The politics of identity in Irish drama: W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory and J.M. Synge (Routledge, 2009)

Nicholas Grene, The politics of Irish drama: plays in context from Boucicault to Friel (CUP, 1999)

Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash, The Oxford handbook of modern Irish theatre (Oxford UP, 2016)

Susan Harris, Gender and modern Irish drama (Indiana UP, 2002)

Cathy Leeney and Anna McMullan (ed.), The theatre of Marina Carr (Carysfort, 2003)

Ben Levitas, The theatre of nation: Irish drama and cultural nationalism, 1890-1916 (Oxford UP, 2002)

Helen Lojek, The spaces of Irish drama: stage and place in contemporary plays (Palgrave, 2011)

Patrick Lonergan, Theatre and globalization: Irish drama in the Celtic tiger era (Palgrave, 2009)

Tom Maguire, Making theatre in Northern Ireland: through and beyond The Troubles (Exeter UP, 2015)

Deirdre McFeely, Dion Boucicault: Irish identity on stage (CUP, 2012)

James Moran, The theatre of Seán O’Casey (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Christopher Murray, Twentieth-century Irish drama: mirror up to nation (Syracuse UP, 1997)

Lionel Pilkington, Theatre and the state in twentieth-century Ireland (Routledge, 2001)

Paige Reynolds, Modernism, drama, and the audience for Irish spectacle (CUP, 2007)

Shaun Richards (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (CUP, 2004)

Anthony Roche, The Irish dramatic revival, 1899-1939 (Bloomsbury, 2015)

Melissa Sihra (ed.), Women in Irish drama: a century of authorship and representation (Palgrave, 2007)

Sanford Sternlicht, Modern Irish drama: W.B. Yeats to Marina Carr (Syracuse UP, 2010)

Rhona Trench, Bloody living: the loss of selfhood in the plays of Marina Carr (Peter Lang, 2010)

Mary Trotter, Ireland’s national theaters: political performance and the origins of the Irish dramatic movement (Syracuse UP, 2001)

Mary Trotter, Modern Irish theatre (Polity, 2008)


Derek Attridge and Rosemary Jolly (ed.), Writing South Africa : literature, apartheid, and democracy, 1970-1995 (CUP, 1998)

Mary Benson, Athol Fugard and Barney Simon: bare stage, a few props, great theatre (Ravan, 1997)

Nancy Clark and William Worger, South Africa: the rise and fall of apartheid (Routledge, 2013)

Haike Frank, Role-play in South African theatre (Breitinger, 2004)

Athol Fugard, Mary Benson (ed.), Notebooks 1960-1977 (Faber, 1983)

Yvette Hutchison, South African performance and the archives of memory (Palgrave, 2013)

Loren Kruger, The drama of South Africa: plays, pageants and publics since 1910 (Routledge, 1999)

Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, and Greg Homann (ed.), The Methuen Drama guide to contemporary South African theatre (Bloomsbury, 2015)

Martin Orkin, Drama and the South African state (Witwatersrand UP, 1991)

Russell Vandenbroucke, Truths the hand can touch: the theatre of Athol Fugard (Donker, 1986)

Dennis Walder, Athol Fugard (Macmillan, 1984)

Albert Wertheim, The dramatic art of Athol Fugard: from South Africa to the world (Indiana UP, 2000)


Christopher Bigsby (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller (CUP, 2010)

Christopher Bigsby (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to August Wilson (CUP, 2007)

Christopher Bigsby, Modern American Drama, 1945–2000 (CUP, 2000)

Enoch Brater (ed.), A student handbook to the plays of Arthur Miller (Methuen, 2013)

Jocelyn Buckner (ed.), A critical companion to Lynn Nottage (Routledge, 2016)

Soyica Diggs Colbert, The African American theatrical body: reception, performance, and the stage (CUP, 2011)

Harry Elam, The past as present in the drama of August Wilson (Michigan UP, 2006)

Michele Elam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin (CUP, 2015)

James Fisher, The theater of Tony Kushner: living past hope (Routledge, 2001)

James Fisher (ed.), Tony Kushner: new essays on the art and politics of the plays (McFarland, 2006)

Jerry Gafio Watts, Amiri Baraka: the politics and art of a Black intellectual (New York UP, 2001)

Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II, Gus Edwards (ed.), Black theatre: ritual performance in the African diaspora (Temple UP, 2002)

David Krasner (ed.), A companion to twentieth-century American drama (Blackwell, 2005)

Michael Manheim (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Eugene O’Neill (CUP, 1998)

Brenda Murphy, The theatre of Tennessee Williams (Bloomsbury, 2014)

Brenda Murphy (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights (CUP, 1999)

Barbara Ozieblo and Jerry Dickey, Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell (Routledge, 2008)

Michael Paller, Gentlemen callers: Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth-century drama (Palgrave, 2005)

Jeffrey Richards with Heather Nathans (ed.), The Oxford handbook of American drama (OUP, 2014)

Matthew Roudané (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams (CUP, 1997)

Annette Saddik, Tennessee Williams and the theatre of excess: the strange, the crazed, the queer (CUP, 2015)

Laurence Senelick (ed.), The American stage: writing on theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner (Penguin, 2010)

Julia Walker, Expressionism and modernism in the American theatre: bodies, voices, words (CUP, 2005)

Katherine Weiss and Stephen Bottoms (ed.), A student handbook to the plays of Tennessee Williams (Bloomsbury, 2014)

Harvey Young (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre (CUP, 2012)