Dr. David Clare is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies and Course Director of the new BA in Drama and English at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. His books include the monographs Irish Anglican Literature and Drama (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) and Bernard Shaw’s Irish Outlook (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and the edited collections The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, 1716-2016 (2 vols, Liverpool University Press, 2021), The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft (Carysfort/Peter Lang, 2018), and Across Borders and Time: Jonathan Swift (SPECHEL, 2022). Dr. Clare previously held two Irish Research Council-funded postdoctoral fellowships at NUI Galway (now University of Galway), and he is curator of the IRC-funded, ClassicIrishPlays.com database. Dr. Clare’s previous work on Farquhar includes an article that appeared in Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 103.410, which covers the sectarian “turn” in the playwright’s work. And his book chapter on the “Hibernicising” of Oliver Goldsmith’s England-set plays can be found in the aforementioned edited collection, The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft.

david.clare@mic.ul.ie


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