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November 13 - Theater After The Northern Irish Troubles...

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Theater After The Northern Irish Troubles Lasted from 1968-1998 Looking back on history and figuring out how to present it on stage Issues of theater and violence and how that works on out stage Early Irish History 1500s - Plantations o New Protestant settlers, mostly in North o Start to have enough British settlers to make a difference…meaning kick out original settlers in the North o And, Britain and Ireland are officially Protestant 1800s/1900s - Independence Movements o People who want to be independent of Great Britain Mainly Catholic, in the South o A lot of theater justifying independence o Starts to get violent, guerilla warfare o However! The North wants to stay with Britain, and in fact will go to war to stay to Britain 1921 - Partition o South (mostly Catholic) becomes independent = Republic of Ireland o North (majority Protestant) stays part of United Kingdom = Northern Ireland (UK) The Two Communities Conflict (not really) about religion Protestant (slightly) majority o Control government, police, etc. o Want Northern Ireland to stay part of UK o Also known as Unionist, Loyalist Catholic (slight) minority o Feel oppressed by government, police, etc. o Want Northern Ireland to break ties with UK and become part of Republic of Ireland o Also known as Republicans, Nationalists
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