Anthony Roche is an Associate Professor in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. He has published widely on modern Irish drama and theatre. Works include Bearing witness: Essays on Anglo-Irish Literature (co-written with Augustine Martin, 1996), The Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel (2006) and Contemporary Irish Drama (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
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