St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University
Dr Patrick Burke is retired professor from St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland. He has published extensively on modern and contemporary Irish drama, especially the work of J. M. Synge, T. C Murray, Tom Murphy and, in particular, Brian Friel, on whose plays he is an international authority.
He is also a well-known theatre practitioner — as actor, director, and adjudicator. Among his widely acclaimed productions in Dublin are: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Friel’s Faith Healer, Living Quarters, Wonderful Tennessee, Philadelphia, Here I Come! and, in 1996 (at the University of Debrecen) the Hungarian premiere of Translations, and Murphy's Conversations on a Homecoming and Bailegangaire.
In 1997 he established and was first Director of MA in Theatre Studies at St Patrick’s.
Essays in Partial Answers
Ibsen and the Irish Revival, by Irina Ruppo Malone
Volume 10, Issue 2, January 2011