02 June, 2008

World embraces new wave of Irish talent

Sunday Business Post:

"Amazing. Enthralling. Envy-inducing. When Enda Walsh’s play Disco Pigs premiered at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork in 1996, those were the kind of words critics used to describe how they felt about the latest work from the most mesmerising new voice in Irish theatre. Where Enda Walsh would go from there, though, was anyone’s guess.

Twelve years on, the rest of the world is rapidly warming to the hypnotic tales of Walsh. With glowing reviews in the New York Times (‘‘a master storyteller’’) and his recent move into writing directly for film, Walsh joins a wave of Irish playwrights - including Dublin-born Conor McPherson and London-Irish writer Martin McDonagh - who, with their recent works, are establishing and re-establishing themselves, not just as important Irish voices, but important worldwide ones."

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1 comment:

Lianne said...

Thanks for posting this Robin, really enjoyed reading that!