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Sacred Play

Soul-Journeys in contemporary Irish Theatre

Sacred Play by Anne F. O'Reilly
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Theatre as a space or container for sacred play allows audiences to glimpse

mystery and to experience transformation. This book charts how Irish playwrights

negotiate the labyrinth of the Irish soul and shows how their plays contribute to a poetics of

Irish culture that enables a new imagining. Playwrights discussed are: McGuinness, Murphy, Friel,

Le Marquand Hartigan, Burke Brogan, Harding, Meehan, Carr, Parker, Devlin, and Barry.

Carysfort Press Limited; July 2004
336 pages; ISBN 9781909215672
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Title: Sacred Play
Author: Anne F. O'Reilly