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Ireland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is a land of writers and talkers, and its countryside has given birth to many playwrights. The intensely historical consciousness of the Irish theatre comes alive when reset in its context of place and habit. In this discussion-centered course, students will examine the way Irish playwrights have used theatre as a vehicle for expression to enact social change.

Lectures, plays, assigned readings and journal assignments related to Irish history and theatre will broaden each student's familiarity with Ireland, as will visits to historical, artistic and architectural sites. Field trips will be an integral part of the program to broaden the students' familiarity with the history, culture and art of Ireland, with a focus on the socio-political climate reflected in the theatre.

For more information, please contact: 
Faculty Directors: David Wolski dwwolski@eiu.edu Jean Wolski jkwolski@eiu.edu

Click here for the brochure Politics on the Irish Stage (pdf)

Trip planned in May 25 - June 8, 2011, register early!!!