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Druid theatre's economics: the first decade

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Author(s): Shelley Troupe

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 58;
Start page: 459;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Druid Theatre | Tom Murphy | Ireland | Funding | Irish Theatre

ABSTRACT
This article considers the relationship between Druid Theatre's productions and its administration during the company's first decade by investigating the links between three features:  the company's fundraising practices; Druid's infrastructure development in terms of personnel and physical space; and the organisation's programming choices.  Druid's artistic partnership with Irish playwright Tom Murphy is also examined as it assisted in launching Druid's international touring when Murphy's Conversations on a Homecoming was the first Druid production to travel outside of the United States/United Kingdom festival circuit.
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