The JM Synge Summer School for Irish Drama meets each year in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, where participants have an opportunity to discuss Irish drama in one of Ireland's most beautiful locations.
This year's theme is 'Re-Imagining Irish Drama'.
Speakers include Anne Fogarty, Shaun Richards, Christopher Murray, Graham Saunders, Patrick Lonergan, Mark Phelan, and Lisa Fitzpatrick.
As always, there will be papers about the life and work of J.M. Synge, but speakers will also discuss other writers – including Samuel Beckett, Sarah Kane, Sean O’Casey, William Shakespeare, Marina Carr, James Joyce, and many others.
There will also be seminars on Northern Irish Drama, violence in Irish theatre, and Synge and contemporary Irish drama.
There will be a reading by novelist and playwright Patrick McCabe, whose latest novel The Stray Sod County will be published in October. Participants will have also an opportunity to attend a performance of the world premiere of Dermot Bolger’s new play, The Parting Glass.
The full programme may be viewed here: http://www.syngesummerschool.org/2010/programme10.html
Application forms are available here: http://www.syngesummerschool.org/2010/applications10.html
Advice about accommodation, recommended reading, and so on is also available on the website – www.syngesummerschool.org/
Please note that discounted rates are available for students.
Applications will be accepted until 1 June 2010, but anyone wishing to attend is advised to make a reservation as soon as possible.
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