This chapter examines the roles of opera and theatre in a newly internationalized Ireland, and concludes that theatre attracts more funding than opera because it is more closely associated with Irish identity-building. It draws on the theory of Pierre Bourdieu, in particular his ideas about cultural capital, fields of cultural activity and unstated doxa.
|Title of host publication||Global Changes, Local Stages|
|Subtitle of host publication||How theatre functions in smaller European countries|
|Editors||Hans van Maanen, Andreas Kotte, Anneli Saro|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||Themes in Theatre - Collective Approaches to Theatre and Performance|