Christopher Morash, A History of the Irish Theatre 1601-2000 (Cambridge UP 2002), Bibl. [selected].

    17th Century

  • Alan Fletcher, Drama, Performance and Polity in Pre-Cromwellian Ireland (Toronto & Cork 2000)
  • W. S. Clark, The Early Irish Stage: The Beginnings to 1720 (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1955)
  • La Tourette Stockwell, Dublin Theatres and Theatre Custom 1637-1820 (Kingsport, Tenn.: 1938)
  • Christopher Wheatley, Beneath Iërne’s Banners: Irish Protestant Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (South Bend 1999)
  • Peter Kavanagh, The Irish Theatre (Tralee 1946)
  • Christopher Fitz-Simon, Irish Theatre (London 1983)
  • Sandra Burner, James Shirley: A Study of Literary Coteries in Seventeenth Century England (NY 1988)
  • Catherine M. Shaw, ‘Landgartha and the Irish Dilemma’, in Éire-Ireland, 13, 1 (Winter 1978), pp.26-39
  • Patricia Coughlan, ‘”Enter Revenge”, Henry Burkhead and Cola’s Furie’, in Theatre Research International, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 1990), pp.1-17
  • Catherine Cole Mambretti, ‘Orinda on the Restoration Stage’, inComparative Literature<, 37, 3 (Summer 1985), pp.233-51
  • Nancy Klein, ‘Regicide and Reparation: The Autobiographical Drama of Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery’, in English Literary Review [ELR], 21, 2 (Spring 1991), pp.257-82.
  • W. S. Clark, ed., The Dramatic Works of Roger Boyle, 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass. 1937)

    18th Century

  • James J. O’Neill, A Bibliographical Account of Irish Theatrical Literature (Dublin 1920)
  • William R. Chetwood, A General History of the Stage (London 1974)
  • Benjamin Victor, The History of the Theatres of London and Dublin, 2 vols. (London 1761)
  • Robert Hitchcock, Historical View of the Irish Stage, 2 vols. (Dublin 1788-94)
  • W. S. Clark, The Irish Stage in the Country Towns 1720-1800 (Oxford 1965)
  • Gladys L. H. Clark & John C. Greene, The Dublin Stage 1720-1745: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments and Afterpieces (Bethlehem, London & Toronto 1993)
  • Esther K. Sheldon, Thomas Sheridan of Smock Alley (Princeton 1967)
  • Linzi Simpson, Smock Alley Theatre: The Evolution of a Building (Dublin 1996).
  • Shirley Strum Kenny, ed., The Works of George Farquhar, 2 vols. (Oxford 1988)
  • Cecil Price, ed., The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Oxford 1973)
  • George Taylor, ed., Plays of Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy (Cambridge 1984)
  • J. O. Bartley, ed., Four Plays by Charles Macklin (Hamden, Conn. 1968)
  • James Thomas Kirkham, Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, 2 vols. (London 1799)
  • Fintan O’Toole, A Traitor’s Kiss: The Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (London 1997)
  • Patrick Thomas, ed., The Collected Works of Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda, 3 vols. (Stump Cross 1990-93)
  • Katherine Philips, Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda. To which is Added Monsieur Corneille’s Pompey and Horace, Tragedies (London 1667)
  • Mary O’Brien, The Fallen Patriot: A Comedy in Five Acts (Dublin 1794)

    19th Century

  • T. J. Walsh, Opera in Dublin 1798-1820: Frederick Jones and the Crow Street Theatre (Oxford 1993)
  • Articles by J. W. Calcraft in Dublin University Magazine
  • Martin Meisel, Shaw and the Nineteenth-Century Theatre (NY 1963)
  • Stephen Watt, Joyce, O’Casey, and the Irish Popular Theatre (Syracuse 1991)
  • Richard Fawkes, Dion Boucicault (London, NY & Melbourne 1979)
  • Kerry Powell, Oscar Wilde and the Theatre of the 1890s (Cambridge 1990)
  • Cheryl Herr, ed., For the Land They Loved: Irish Political Melodramas 1890-1925 (Syracuse UP 1991) [plays of J. W. Whitbread and P. J. Bourke]
  • Michael R. Booth, Theatre in the Victorian Age (Cambridge 1991)
  • Joseph Holloway, Souvenirs of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Opening of the Gaiety Theatre, 27th November 1871 (Dublin 1896).
  • Maire Ni Shuibhlaigh, The Splendid Years (Dublin 1955)
  • The History of the Theatre Royal, Dublin, From its Foundation in 1821 to the Present Time (Dublin 1870)
  • Dion Boucicault, ‘The Future of American Drama’, in The Arena, 12 (Nov. 1890), pp.647-78
  • John P. Harrington, ‘”Rude Involvement”: Boucicault, Dramatic Tradition and Contemporary Politics’, in Éire-Ireland, 30, 2 (Summer 1995), pp.89-103.
  • Dion Boucicault, The Colleen Bawn: Prompt Book, in Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library [TS 3121.25; provenance unknown]
  • Dion Boucicault, Arrah-na-Pogue, or the Wicklow Wedding, Prompt Book, Theatre Royal, Dublin (June 1864), in Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library [TS 3055.45
  • James Sheridan Knowles, Brian Boroimhe: The King of Munster: Prompt Book, Lafayette Theatre, NY (17 March 1870), in Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library [TS 2084.25]
  • Works of Hubert O’Grady, ed. by Stephen Watt, in A Journal of Irish Literature, 13, 1 & 2 (Jan.-May 1984)
  • John P. Harrington, The Irish Play and the New York Stage 1874-1966 (Lexington 1997)
  • Philip B. Ryan, The Last Theatres of Dublin (Westbury 1998)
  • Seamus de Burca, The Queen’s Royal Theatre, Dublin 1829-1969 (Dublin 1983)

    20th Century [to 1930; after 1930]

  • K. P. S. Jochum, W. B. Yeats: A Classified Bibliography of Criticism, 2nd edn. (Urbana & Chicago 1990).
  • Bernice Schrank, Sean O’Casey: Research and Production Sourcebook (Westport, Conn., 1996).
  • Joseph Holloway’s diaries, in NLI [25,000,000 words from the late 1890s until his death in 1944].
  • Robert Hogan, The Modern Irish Drama: A Documentary History, 6 vols.: Hogan and James Kilroy, The Irish Literary Theatre 1899-1901 (Dublin 1975); Hogan, Laying the Foundations 1902-1904 (Dublin 1976); Hogan, The Years of Synge 1905-1909 (Dublin 1978); Hogan, with Daniel J. Poteet, The Rise of the Realists 1910-1915 (Dublin 1979); Hogan, with Richard Burnham, The Art of the Amateur 1916-1920 (Dublin 1984) and Hogan, The Years of O’Casey 1921-1926 (Dublin 1992).
  • Robert Hogan, ed., Lost Plays of the Irish Renaissance (Dixon, California 1970).
  • Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats, Vol. I, ed. John Kelly and Eric Domville (Oxford 1986); Vol. 2, ed. Warwick Gould, John Kelly and Deirdre Toomey (Oxford 1997); Vol. 3, ed. John Kelly and Ronald Suchard [sic] (Oxford 1994).
  • The Complete Letters of J. M. Synge, ed. Ann Saddlemyer 2 vols. (Oxford 1983-84)
  • The Letters of Sean O’Casey, ed. David Krause, 4 vols. (Washington 1975-92).
  • Lady Gregory: The Coole Edition; Our Irish Theatre, Seventy Years and Two Volumes of Journals (Gerrards Cross 1972 1974 1978 and 1987).
  • Ann Saddlemyer, ed., Theatre Business: The Correspondence of the First Abbey Theatre Directors (Gerrards Cross 1982).
  • Peter Kavanagh’s The Story of the Abbey Theatre (NY 1950)
  • Lennox Robinson, Ireland’s Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 (London 1951)
  • Hugh Hunt, The Abbey: Ireland’s National Theatre 1904-1979 (Dublin 1979)
  • Robert Welch, The Abbey Theatre 1899-1999: Form and Pressure (Oxford 1999) [draws on the unpub. plays in NLI and Abbey Archive].
  • Adrian Frazier, Behind the Scenes: Yeats, Horniman and the Struggle for the Abbey Theatre (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1990).
  • William J. Feeney, Drama in Hardwicke Street: A History of the Irish Theatre Company (Madison 1984)
  • Brenna Katz Clarke & Harold Ferrar, The Dublin Drama League 1918-1941 (Dublin 1979).
  • Robert Hogan, After the Irish Renaissance (London 1968)
  • Michael J. O’Neill, The Abbey at the Queen’s (Nepean, Ontario 1999) [full cast lists 1951-66].
  • Christopher Murray, ed., “Teresa Deevey: Special Issue”, Irish University Review (Spring/Summer 1995),
  • Christopher Murray, Twentieth-Century Irish Drama: Mirror Up to Nation (Manchester 1997)
  • Sam Hanna Bell, The Theatre in Ulster (Dublin 1972) [draws on sources in the Linenhall Theatre Archive, Belfast]
  • Ophelia Byrne, The Stage in U1ster from the Eighteenth Century (Belfast 1997)
  • P. J. Murphy, Critique of Beckett Criticism (Columbia, SC 1994).
  • Ruby Cohn, Just Play: Beckett’s Theatre (Princeton, NJ 1980)
  • Anna McMullan, Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett’s Later Drama (London & NY 1993). Vivian Mercier, Beckett/Beckett (Oxford 1977)
  • John P. Harrington, The Irish Beckett (Syracuse 1991)
  • Anthony Roche, Contemporary Irish Drama: From Beckett to McGuinness (Dublin 194)
  • Christopher Murray, ‘Beckett Productions in Ireland: A Survey’, in Irish University Review, 14, 1 (Spring 1984), pp.103-25.
  • Alan Simpson, Beckett and Behan and a Theatre in Dublin (London 1978)
  • Caroline Swift, Stage by Stage (Dublin 1985) [history of the Pike Theatre, Dublin]
  • Conor O’Malley, A Poet’s Theatre (Dublin 1988) [history of the Lyric Th., Belfast]
  • Marilyn Richtarik, Acting Between the Lines: Field Day Theatre Company and Irish Cultural Politics 1980-84 (Oxford 1995).
  • Jerome Hynes, ed., Druid: The First Ten Years (Galway 1985)
  • Christopher Fitz-Simon., The Boys (London 1994) [double life of Edwards and Mac Liammoir]
  • Peter Luke, ed., Enter Certain Players (Dublin 1978) [productions up to 1978].
  • Gate early material archived at Northwestern University in Illinois
  • Christopher Murray & Martin Drury, ‘The Theatre System of Ireland’ in Theatre Worlds in Motion: Structures, Politics and Developments in the Countries of Western Europe, ed. H. Van Maarien & S. E. Wilmer (Amsterdam & Atlanta 1998)
  • Declan Gorman, ed., Dialogues 1996: Proceedings of the Arts Council Theatre Review Consultations (Dublin 1996)
  • Eberhard Bort, ed., State of Play: Irish Theatre in the ‘Nineties (Trier 1996)
  • Eamonn Jordan, ed., Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Drama (Dublin, 2000).
  • Loughlin Deegan, ed., The Irish Theatre Handbook (Dublin 1998 & edns.) [online database of new work from 1951 due in 2002]
  • Bernice Schrank and William M. Demastes, eds., Irish Playwrights 1880-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook (Westport, Conn. 1997)
  • Nicholas Grene, The Politics of Irish Drama (Cambridge, 2000)
  • Lionel Pilkington, National Theatres in Irish Politics (London, 2001)
  • Shaun Richards, The Drama of Ireland: An Infinite Rehearsal (London, 2001)
  • D. E. S. Maxwell, Modern Irish Drama 1891-1980 (Cambridge 1984)
  • Fintan O’Toole, Tom Murphy: The Politics of Magic [2nd edn.] (Dublin & London 1994)
  • Eamonn Jordan, The Feast of Famine: The Plays of Frank McGuinness (Bern & NY 1997)
  • Richard Pine, Brian Friel and Ireland’s Drama (London 1990)
  • Brian Friel, Essays, Diaries, Interviews: 1964-1999, ed. Christopher Murray (London and New York 1999).
  • Methuen collections of Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Declan Hughes Martin McDonagh, and Tom Murphy
  • Nick Hern Books, collections incl. Conor McPherson and Gary Mitchell, et al.
  • Peggy Butcher, ‘Drama Publishing’, in Irish Review, 22 (Summer 1998), pp.9-15.

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