• Because We Are Poor

Reviewed by : Awam Amkpa, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Victor Merriman re-reads Ireland's greatest traditions and its contemporary cultural practices with dazzling audacity and intellectual verve. His book offers stunning insights into transformative ideas about the nation, citizenship and cultural politics during Ireland's recent economic boom, broadening and deepening our knowledge of postcolonial Ireland... The contemporary resonance and timeless fluency of Merriman's arguments make this book a must read for those interested in irish drama and theatre and postcolonial theory.

Reviewed by: Shaun Richards, Staffordshire University

The Celtic Tiger may now be extinct, but those seeking an understanding of the cultural-political, rather than simply economic reasons for its demise need look no further than Merriman's forensic analysis... Drawing on canonical plays and productions, along with those from the social and cultural margins, this is a powerful testimony to criticism's commitment to social change.

About the Author

VICTOR MERRIMAN is Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is the author of articles and book chapters on postcolonialism and late twentieth-century Irish theatre, and edited a Special Issue of the online journal Kritika Kultura on Radical Theatre and Ireland (Kritika Kultura 14; Kritika Kultura 15 (2010)). He has worked as a director and a dramaturg, was a member of An Chomhairle Ealaion/The Arts Council (1993-1998), and chaired the Council's Review of Theatre in Ireland (1995-1996). He is Director of the Centre for Performance as Cultural Intervention at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus.

Author Victor Merriman
Add Title Postcolonial Perspectives on 1990s Irish Theatre

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Because We Are Poor

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