Enda Walsh

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  • Mark Schreiber (Universität GH Siegen)

Enda Walsh counts among Ireland’s most successful and most widely performed contemporary playwrights. Although his work has received comparatively little attention from either Irish theatres or the academy, his plays have contributed considerably to the ongoing interest in new Irish theatrical writing around the world. Walsh was born in Dublin in 1967. He attended Greendale Community School, in Kilbarrack, North Dublin, where another genius of contemporary Irish literature, Roddy Doyle, worked as a teacher. Later Walsh moved to Cork where he began to work with director Pat Kiernan at the Corcadorca Theatre Company. Kiernan had founded Corcadorca in 1991, and the company has since then gained fame for its productions of new and …

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Schreiber, Mark. "Enda Walsh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 October 2004; last revised 07 January 2005.
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