The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel / Edition 1

The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel / Edition 1

by Nicholas Grene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521665361

ISBN-13: 9780521665360

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Politics of Irish Drama analyzes some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from those of Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works by Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and, in arguing for the outward-directed nature of dramatic representation of Ireland, shows Irish drama to be an

Overview

The Politics of Irish Drama analyzes some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from those of Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works by Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and, in arguing for the outward-directed nature of dramatic representation of Ireland, shows Irish drama to be an international as much as national phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521665360
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Chronology; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Stage interpreters; 2. Strangers in the house; 3. Shifts in perspective; 4. Class and space in O'Casey; 5. Reactions to revolution; 6. Living on; 7. Versions of pastoral; 8. Murphy's Ireland; 9. Imagining the other; Conclusion: a world elsewhere; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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