2017 - Launch of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy Archive and Symposium, Friday 24th November

Launch of the John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy Archive
on Friday, 24 November 2017 in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway.

Event Programme
0930    Symposium
1100    Launch of Archive
1200    Symposium 
1600    Interview with Margaretta D’Arcy

“Political Theatre in Britain and Ireland Since 1950: the Legacies of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy”

This symposium will provide a variety of perspectives on political theatre since the Second World War in order to argue for the centrality of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy for our understanding of theatre in Britain and Ireland during this period. The event will focus on a wide variety of dramatists and case studies with the aim of stimulating new engagements with the Arden and D’Arcy archive, including scholarship, productions, and more.

Speakers include:

Dr Patrick Duggan, University of Surrey
Attempting Conversations with the State: 'Loose' Performances of Radical Resistance

Dr Miriam Haughton, NUI Galway
Staging Trauma: Politicising Performance

Professor Lionel Pilkington, NUI Galway
The Challenges of Anti-Capitalist Theatre in 1980s Ireland

Professor Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway
The Troubles Untroubled: Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman

Dr Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway
Archives, Activism, Absence: Suzanne Day’s “Toilers” and ‘Where Are the Irish Women Playwrights’ (Again)

Ms Harriet Reed, Assistant Curator at Victoria and Albert Museum
Arden, D’Arcy and the Irish in the Royal Court Archive

Dr Vicky Angelaki, University of Reading
Contemporary British Political Playwriting: The Disappearing Binary


For further information, please contact:

Ann Cullinane

NUI Galway

Tel:       353-91-492540

Email:  ann.cullinane@nuigalway.ie