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Author Harris, Susan C. (Susan Cannon), 1969- author

Title Irish drama and the other revolutions : playwrights, sexual politics and the international left, 1892-1964 / Susan Cannon Harris
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 272 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh critical studies in modernism, drama and performance
Edinburgh critical studies in modernism, drama and performance
Contents Intro -- IRISH DRAMA AND THE OTHER REVOLUTIONS -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 DESIRING WOMEN -- 2 ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT -- 3 WE'LL KEEP THE RED FLAG FLYING HERE -- 4 MOBILISING MAURYA -- 5 THE FLAMING SUNFLOWER -- EPILOGUE -- WORKS CITED -- INDEX
Summary The first modern Irish playwrights emerged in London in the 1890s, at the intersection of a rising international socialist movement and a new campaign for gender equality and sexual freedom. Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions shows how Irish playwrights mediated between the sexual and the socialist revolutions, and traces their impact on left theatre in Europe and America from the 1890s to the 1960s. Drawing on original archival research, the study reconstructs the engagement of Yeats, Shaw, Wilde, Synge, O'Casey, and Beckett with socialists and sexual radicals like Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, Florence Farr, Bertolt Brecht, and Lorraine Hansberry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- Ireland -- History
DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
English drama -- Irish authors.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Politics and literature.
Ireland.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474424473 (electronic bk.)
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