Mapping the state of contemporary theatre from the 1990s to the present, this volume focuses upon the work of six major dramatists to emerge at the beginning of the 21st century: Marina Carr, Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, and David Greig.
"This book is an achievement for what it tells us about individual playwrights, with sensitive judgements of each writer's oeuvre, as well as how they stand side by side. Wallace generously includes other critics' work on each playwright; indeed, this is a feature so that the book is a comprehensive study of the critical field, as well as a measured consideration of the primary work."—Irish University Review
Clare Wallace is an associate professor at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University, Prague, and also teaches at the University of New York in Prague. She is editor of several volumes including Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity.