Current cultural and political changes have prompted the theatre to play a significant role in staging the transformations of the Irish identity. Over time, it has provided an impetus for expressions of the collective new self-image of the Irish. Re-inventing the self requires a manifestation of space and the production of space whether geographical, metaphorical or a physical stage representation. ‘Space’has been utilisedin Irish drama in terms ofgeographical location, cartography, socialmedia, technology, immigration, and the theatre stage. Globalisation has also played a crucial role in terms of creating overlapping spacesand multiple belongings.This study will examinethrough Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space, how this type of spatial awareness manifests itself in Brian Friel’s Translations (1980); Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996);Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats (1998);Michel Tremblay’s Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer (2009) and EmmaDonoghue’s adapted stage play Room (2017).
Khalil, Rania M Rafik, "The IrishTheatre As Imaginative Space: A Vehicle And Venue For The Reconstruction Of The Irish Identity" (2017). English Language and Literature. 7.