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Carysfort Press was formed in the summer of 1998 and is considered the leading documenter of contemporary Irish theatre in Irish publishing. It has received annual funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.

The directors believe that drama plays an ever-increasing role in today’s society and that enjoyment of the theatre - both professional and amateur - plays a central part in Irish culture.

The Press produces high quality publications, which are written and edited by leading academics and theatre practitioners from Ireland, North America and the United Kingdom. Its publications include not only critical perspectives on Irish theatre, but also original works by playwrights such as Tom Murphy, widely used translations of German plays by Büchner, Wedekind and Wijkmark and seminal works on music, art, philosophy and the humanities.

  • 'Mirror up to Nature'

    'Mirror up to Nature'

    The Fourth Seamus Heaney Lectures

    Edited by: Patrick Burke

    Lectures on theatre, drama in the classroom, the relationship between drama and film; and opera and its history.


    Publication Date: 10/5/2010
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781904505488


    Paper - 9781904505488 - $ 18.00

  • A Community of the Imagination

    A Community of the Imagination

    SeOirse Bodley's Goethe Settings

    Edited by: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    Eminent Irish Composer, Seoirse Bodley's musical settings of Goethe's poetry. It is edited by Dr. Lorraine Byrne Bodley and at the heart of her musicological reflections musicological reflections is a detailed account of the poems that significantly shaped Bodley's settings. In her...

    Paper - 9781909325319 - $ 30.00

  • A Community of the Imagination

    A Community of the Imagination

    SeOirse Bodley's Goethe Settings

    Edited by: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    Eminent Irish Composer, Seoirse Bodley's musical settings of Goethe's poetry. It is edited by Dr. Lorraine Byrne Bodley and at the heart of her musicological reflections musicological reflections is a detailed account of the poems that significantly shaped Bodley's settings. In her...

    Cloth - 9781909325326 - $ 90.00

  • A Hazardous Melody of Being

    A Hazardous Melody of Being

    Seoirse Bodley's Song Cycles on the Poems of Micheal O'Siadhail

    Edited by: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    Seoirse Bodley's Song Cycles on the Poems of Micheal O'Siadhail. Seoirse Bodley is one of the best-known senior figures of contemporary music in Ireland. This book seeks to examine his engagement with the poetry of Micheal...

    Paper - 9781904505310 - $ 30.00

  • A Hazardous Melody of Being

    A Hazardous Melody of Being

    Seoirse Bodley's Song Cycles on the Poems of Micheal O'Siadhail

    Edited by: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    Seoirse Bodley's Song Cycles on the Poems of Micheal O'Siadhail. Seoirse Bodley is one of the best-known senior figures of contemporary music in Ireland. This book seeks to examine his engagement with the poetry of Micheal...

    Cloth - 9781904505327 - $ 90.00

  • Across the Boundaries: Talking about Thomas Kilroy

    Across the Boundaries: Talking about Thomas Kilroy

    Edited by: Guy Woodward

    Series of essays celebrating the work of Irish playwright, Thomas Kilroy.


    Publication Date: 12/10/2014
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781909325517


    Paper - 9781909325517 - $ 30.00

  • Alive in Time

    Alive in Time

    The Enduring Drama of Tom Murphy: New Essays

    Edited by: Christopher Murray

    Essays on the work of playwright Tom Murphy.


    Publication Date: 5/24/2010
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781904505457


    Paper - 9781904505457 - $ 36.00

  • Because We Are Poor

    Because We Are Poor

    Irish Theatre in the 1990s

    By Victor Merriman

    Essays on Irish Theatre in the 1990s.


    Publication Date: 6/30/2011
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781904505518


    Paper - 9781904505518 - $ 30.00

  • Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

    Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

    By Rhona Trench

    Exploration and examination of the work of The BlueRaincoat Theatre Company


    Publication Date: 4/10/2015
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781909325678


    Paper - 9781909325678 - $ 30.00

  • Breaking Boundaries

    Breaking Boundaries

    An Anthology of Original Plays from The Focus Theatre

    Edited by: Stephen Dedalus Burch

    Seven plays written for and performed by Dublin's Focus Theatre


    Publication Date: 10/1/2013
    Format: Paper
    ISBN: 9781909325425


    Paper - 9781909325425 - $ 30.00