Political Acts: Women in Northern Irish Theatre, 1921–2012

Forthcoming from Syracuse University Press:
Fiona Coffey
Hardcover $65.00L    |    978-0-8156-3490-4    |    2016
Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3475-1    |    2016
“The definitive account of women in the Irish theatre of the North from Alice Milligan through Shannon Yee…. The politics of violence in Northern Ireland and the innovation of women artists there together allow Coffey to define dynamics of public performance that add to the history of theatre in Ireland and also to the history of public performance in centers of social conflict.”
—John P. Harrington, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University
“A genuinely new and significant contribution to Irish theatre history. . . . No other monograph out there that does what this book does, which is to provide a comprehensive and contextualized history of contemporary women’s contributions to theatre in Northern Ireland.”
—Susan Cannon Harris, author of Gender and Modern Irish Drama