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The poetics of sustainability and the politics of what we’re sustaining
Matthew Griffiths

-first-century environmental change – signifies ‘incompatible referentials arriving that would operate beyond archival memory and social history’ (2012: 24). That is, we cannot simply seek to sustain former ideas in the light of environmental change. Nevertheless, Graham’s allusion to Macbeth (5.5.19; Shakespeare 1984: 153) in ‘Belief System’, ‘tomorrow and / tomorrow’, suggests that our engagement with the future is enabled by an engagement with, or ‘performance’ of, the past; though, as per Cohen’s observation, the past offers Jorie Graham’s Sea Change 219 no true precedent for its

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Irish drama since 1990
Clare Wallace
Ondrej Pilný

artistic director and co-founder of Loose Canon Theatre Company (1996) leads a full-time ensemble of performers in an ongoing actor training programme. The company’s philosophy foregrounds the role of the actor in the theatre experience. Since 1996 they have produced principally works of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama ( Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi) as well as modern European classics such as Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. In overtly claiming a genealogy of performance/directing, Byrne is remarkable for

in Irish literature since 1990