Short Course On Campus

Modern Irish Theatre

University of Limerick

21 days
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The Modern Irish Theatre course of the University of Limerick provides a survey of Irish theatre from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899 to 1999. Playwrights examined will include Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, O’Casey, Behan, Beckett, Friel, Carr and McDonagh.


Key Features

The Modern Irish Theatre course of the University of Limerick will provide an introduction to Irish drama in the 20th Century as well as explore the relationship of Irish nationalism and Irish theatre.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of major texts, production practices, and theories of drama and performance that underpin modern Irish theatre practice and assumptions.
  • Explain how historical, cultural and social events and dramatic movements in Irish theatre are mutually constitutive.
  • Reconstruct, through written explanation or sketches, the evolution of performance practices and playwrights in 20th Century Irish theatre.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of text and images through extensive examination essays and class discussion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Irish Literary Revival and The Abbey Theatre
  •  Irish theatre’s influence on and reflection of Irish politics and history
  •  Irish drama and Irish Identity
  •  International influence of modern Irish drama

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum entry requirement: GPA cum. 2.5. The Summer Schools courses are taught at ‘300’ level and are open to students who have completed their freshman year at the time of enrolment.
  • Scanned copy of your passport
  • Scanned copy of your official academic transcript.
  • 3 Preselected Modules. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
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