Over the course of the semester, we’ll be reading the following plays in this order:

Dublin by Lamplight by Michael West

Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge

The Weir by Conor McPherson

The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr

Translations by Brian Friel

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness

Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry

Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan


We’ll also be watching several films or clips from films in class, including:

Yu Ming is Ainm Dom (Daniel O’Hara, 2004)

Six Shooter (Martin McDonagh, 2006)

The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan, 2002)

Note: for a full schedule of readings, please see the Schedule page