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Slump and Punk in Ray Scannell’s Losing Steam: Envisioning Corcadorca

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This chapter considers the critically overlooked work of Corcadorca Theatre Company. Focusing on their production of Ray Scannell’s Losing Steam (2004), Anne Etienne uses new material to highlight aspects of creation and reception. The study explores Scannell’s political play as a unique instance of Corcadorca’s interests in site-specific performance and development of new writing. Her analysis permits to revisit the economic history of Ireland, to look at a key production of the 2004 Cork Midsummer Festival, and to outline Corcadorca’s artistic vision.

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Etienne, A. (2017). Slump and Punk in Ray Scannell’s Losing Steam: Envisioning Corcadorca. In: Etienne, A., Dubost, T. (eds) Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59710-2_15

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