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Title The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century Irish drama / edited by Shaun Richards
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages)
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Contents Plays of (ever) changing Ireland / Shaun Richards -- Late nineteenth-century Irish theatre: before the Abbey -- and beyond / Stephen Watt -- The ideology of the Abbey Theatre / Adrian Frazier -- The theatre of William Butler Yeats / Joep Leerssen -- Lady Gregory's Abbey Theatre drama: Ireland real and ideal / James Pethica -- J.M. Synge, 'national' drama and the post-Protestant imagination / Mary C. King -- On the siting of doors and windows: aesthetics, ideology and Irish stage design / Richard Allen Cave -- Oscar Wilde and the politics of style / Neil Sammells -- George Bernard Shaw and Ireland / Gearóid O'Flaherty -- Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy: disillusionment to delusion / Ronan McDonald -- Ireland's 'exiled' women playwrights: Teresa Deevy and Marina Carr / Cathy Leeney -- Samuel Beckett and the countertradition / John P. Harrington -- Brian Friel's sense of place / Helen Lojek -- The Field Day Theatre Company / Marilynn Richtarik -- Tom Murphy and the children of loss / Nicholas Grene -- Reconstructing history in the Irish history play / Claire Gleitman -- The Abbey Theatre and the Irish state / Lionel Pilkington -- Staging contemporary Ireland: heartsickness and hopes deferred / Vic Merriman -- The revival revised / Brian Singleton
Summary The essays in this collection cover the whole range of Irish drama from the late nineteenth-century melodramas which anticipated the rise of the Abbey Theatre to the contemporary Dublin of theatre festivals. Further to studies of individual playwrights the collection also includes examination of the relationship between the theatre and its political context as this is inflected through its ideology, staging and programming. With a full chronology and bibliography, this collection is an indispensable introduction to one of the world's most vibrant theatre cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Ireland -- In literature
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Richards, Shaun
LC no. 2002041541
ISBN 0511221762 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511221767 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
Other Titles Companion to twentieth-century Irish drama
Twentieth-century Irish drama