Dr Patrick Lonergan
Room 301, Tower Block 1
NUI Galway Ireland
Phone: + 353 (0)91 495609
From 2002 -2007 I was one of the editors of irish theatre magazine; I continue to write reviews for publications including ITM and The Irish Times. I am webmaster for IASIL, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures and past webmaster for the Irish Theatrical Diaspora project. I am a member of the Executive of the Irish Society for Theatre Research, and have lectured on Irish literature at many venues, including the Royal Irish Academy, the Edinburgh International Festival, and the Notre Dame Irish Seminar.
Current Research Projects
I am currently completing a book on Irish Theatre and Globalization..
I am an associate director of a joint NUI Galway/Trinity College research project on the Internationalisation of Irish Drama (1975-2005), which is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
- Patrick Lonergan, Theatre and Globalisation. Palgrave, 2009.
- Patrick Lonergan (ed), The Methuen Drama Anthology of Irish Plays (August 2008)
- Patrick Lonergan and Riana O’Dwyer (editors), Echoes Down the Corridor: Irish Theatre – Past, Present and Future (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2007).
- " Dancing at Lughnasa in Dublin and New York", in John Harrington (ed), Irish Theatre in America, Forthcoming 2007.
- "Globalizing National Theatre – Two Abbey Theatre Productions of O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars" in Karen Fricker and Ronit Lentin (eds) Performing Networks, Cambridge Scholars Press, Forthcoming 2007
- "The Irish Short Story, 1880-1930", in D & M Macolm (eds), the Blackwell Companion to British and Irish Short Fiction, Blackwell, Forthcoming 2007
- "Never Mind the Shamrocks: Globalizing Martin McDonagh" in Richard R Russel (ed) Martin McDonagh, Routledge, Forthcoming 2007
- "Donal O’Kelly" in Contemporary Irish Drama: 25 Playwrights in Summary, Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer (eds.), WVT, Forthcoming 2007.
- "Régionalisation et mondialisation dans le théâtre irlandais depuis 1990", L’Annuaire théâtral, number 40, automne 2006, pp. 12-15 (translated from English by Sara Migneron)
- "Laughter and Tragedy in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore", in Patricia Trainor de la Cruz and Blanca Krauel Heredia (editors), Humour and Tragedy in Ireland, Universidad de Malaga Press, 2005, pp. 223-234.
- "Druid Theatre’s Leenane Trilogy on Tour", in Nicholas Grene and Christopher Morash (eds), Irish Theatre on Tour (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2005), pp. 193-213.
- Too Dangerous to be Done? – Martin McDonagh’s Lieutenant of Inishmore’, Irish Studies Review, Volume 13, Number 1, February 2005, pp. 65-78.
- ’The Laughter Will Come of Itself; the Tears are Inevitable’: Martin McDonagh, Globalization and Irish Theatre Criticism" in Karen Fricker and Brian Singleton (eds), Irish Theatre Criticism, Special Issue of Modern Drama, Volume 47, Number 4, 2004.
- "Irish Theatre in 2003: The Year in Review", New Hibernia Review, Volume 8, Number 2, pp. 142-51.
- "’The Sneering, Lofty Conception of What They Call Culture’ – Sean O’Casey, Popular Culture, and the Irish Revival" in James H Murphy & Elizabeth Taylor-Fitzsimons (eds), The Irish Revival Reappraised (Dublin: Four Courts Press), pp. 217-28.
- ’Recent Irish Theatre: The Impact of Globalisation’ in Ronan Kelly and Fionnuala Dillane (eds), New Voices in Irish Criticism Volume 4, (Dublin: Four Courts Press), pp. 19-29.
- "Marie Jones" and "Christina Reid" in Alexander Gonzales (ed), Irish Women Writers: An A to Z (Greenwood Press, 2006), pp 164-168, 294-298.
- "Speaking Out: The Tricycle Theatre’s Bloody Sunday and Verbatim Theatre", irish theatre magazine, summer 2005.
- ’The Double Toils and Troubles of Staging Yet Another Macbeth’, The Irish Times, 6 January 2003.
- Tackling a Live Subject – The Hinterland Controversy’ irish theatre magazine, Volume 3, Summer 2002.
- Review Essay on Irish Theatre Publishing, 1997-2003, The Field Day Review, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, pp 257-62.
- Review. Stuart Carloan, Empress of India, Druid Theatre, Irish Times, 14 September 2006, p. 14.
- Review. An Taidhbhearc na Gaillimhe, Cre Na Cille, Irish Times. 31 July 2006, p. 2
- Review. Enda Walsh, The Walworth Farce, Druid Theatre, Irish Times. 22 March, p. 14.
- Review. Patricia Burke Brogan, Requiem of Love. Town Hall, Galway. Irish Times, 24 November, p. 15.
- "’Picking Up the Pieces’ – Telling Stories in Fragmenting Times" programme note for Everyday, Corn Exchange Theatre Company, October 2006.
- JM Synge – Poet and Provocateur: Programme for Druid Theatre production of The Well of the Saints and The Tinker’s Wedding, Dublin Theatre Festival Official programme, October 2004.
- Druid Theatre and Synge, DruidSynge website, http://www.druidsynge.com/
- John Millington Synge in Kerry and Connemara, DruidSynge website, http://www.druidsynge.com/
- ’Globalization and Irish Theatre’ Irish Writers Centre Online Anthology of Irish Writing, http://www.writerscentre.ie/