Selected Plays of Padraic Colum

Selected Plays of Padraic Colum

by Padraic Colum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815623860

ISBN-13: 9780815623861

Pub. Date: 11/01/1986

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

At the age of twenty-three, Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was one of the founding fathers of the Abbey Theatre. His contribution to the development of Irish drama continued until his voluntary exile to America in 1914. His play, Broken Soil (1903), was the first commercial success at the Abbey, and it established the long-lived tradition of the peasant play on the Irish…  See more details below

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At the age of twenty-three, Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was one of the founding fathers of the Abbey Theatre. His contribution to the development of Irish drama continued until his voluntary exile to America in 1914. His play, Broken Soil (1903), was the first commercial success at the Abbey, and it established the long-lived tradition of the peasant play on the Irish stage. This collection comprises the three major forms of his dramatic art: The Land (1905); Betrayal (1912); and two of his five Noh plays (a five-play cycle containing poetry and prose following the Yeats and Japanese Model), Glendalough (based on the career of Charles Stewart Parnell), and Monasterboice (based on the early life of Colum's lifelong friend, James Joyce).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815623861
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1986
Series:
Irish Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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