Thursday, November 23, 2017

Archive Launch and symposium celebrating John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy

British and Irish Political Theatre Since 1950: Celebrating the Legacies of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy

O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
 Friday 24 November 2017, 09.30-17.00
John arden and Margaretta D'Arcy, Galway, 1972

09.30 –10.30 Symposum welcome and introduction (Patrick Lonergan) Patrick Duggan 'Attempting Conversations with the State: 'Loose' Performances of Radical Resistance'
Chair: Marianne Ni Chinneide

10.30 – Coffee.

11.00 - 11.40: Formal Launch of the John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy Archive at NUI Galway

11.45-12.30:  Sources for Research on John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy 
Kieran Hoare (NUIG)– The Arden/D’Arcy archive at NUI Galway 
Harriet Reed: (Victoria and Albert Museum) “Arden, D’Arcy and the Irish in the Royal Court Archive’.
Chair: Barry Houlihan

12.30-13.30 – Reception with sandwiches/lunch at this time.

13.30- 14.45: Showcase of NUI Galway research on British and Irish political theatre since 1950
•       Miriam Haughton, “Staging Trauma: Politicising Performance”
•       Lionel Pilkington, ‘The Challenges of Anti-Capitalist Theatre in 1980s Ireland’
•       Patrick Lonergan, The Troubles Untroubled: Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman
•       Charlotte McIvor, ““Archives, Activism, Absence: Suzanne Day’s “Toilers” and ‘Where Are the Irish Women Playwrights’ (Again)”
Chair: Ian Walsh

14.45 – break

15.00 – 15.45  Vicky Angelaki, “Contemporary British Political Playwriting: The Disappearing Binary”
Chair: Catherine Morris

Conclusion of symposium.

15.45 – coffee/tea

16.00 – 17.00 Margaretta D’Arcy public interview

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