Katherine Clarke charts the development of Belfast's contemporary theater scene, particularly how it has grown since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 brought relative stability to the city. She describes an older generation of theater artists whose work chronicles Belfast's recent years of violence and prejudice, and describes a younger generation whose work ventures beyond the confines of Northern Irish struggle. She also explores a growing community of theater companies creating site-specific work in locations that were significant during the Troubles, to commemorate the events of those years and reshape memories of them into art.
Katherine Clarke; A City Bruised: Belfast's Playwrights Negotiate the Path to Peace. Theater 1 February 2011; 41 (1): 9–25. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01610775-2010-018
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