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Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama, 1899-1949 [NOOK Book]


This book is a thought-provoking study of Irish drama in the first half of the twentieth century, looking at playwrights such as Synge, Yeats, and Sean O'Casey.
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Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama, 1899-1949

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This book is a thought-provoking study of Irish drama in the first half of the twentieth century, looking at playwrights such as Synge, Yeats, and Sean O'Casey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230266896
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/5/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author

PAUL MURPHY is Lecturer in Drama Studies at Queen's University Belfast. He is the Founder and Chair of the newly-formed Irish Society for Theatre Research and editor of their journal, the Irish Theatre Journal.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

Part I Peasant Quality and the National Quintessence

1 Dream of the Noble and the Beggarman 19

2 To Live the Things that I before Imagined 42

3 Whatever Rule We may have, We'll always have Our Tramps and Paupers 66

4 That Ireland which We Dreamed Of 91

Part II The Woman and its Vicissitudes

5 What Kind of a Living Woman is It that You are at All? 117

6 That a Black Twisty Divil could be Hiding under Such Comeliness 143

7 Sure if I was a Good Wife to Him - that mightn't be an Easy Job! 168

8 Woman Gives to the State 193

Notes 214

Bibliography 252

Index 261

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