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Synge and His Influences: Centenary Essays from the Synge Summer School
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Synge and His Influences: Centenary Essays from the Synge Summer School

by Patrick Lonergan
 

The year 2009 was the centenary of the death of John Millington Synge, one of the world's great dramatists. To mark the occasion, this book gathers essays by leading scholars of Irish drama, aiming to explore the writers and movements that shaped Synge, and to consider his enduring legacies. Essays discuss Synge's work in its Irish, European and world contexts

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The year 2009 was the centenary of the death of John Millington Synge, one of the world's great dramatists. To mark the occasion, this book gathers essays by leading scholars of Irish drama, aiming to explore the writers and movements that shaped Synge, and to consider his enduring legacies. Essays discuss Synge's work in its Irish, European and world contexts – showing his engagement not just with the Irish literary revival but with European politics and culture too. The book also explores Synge's influence on later writers: Irish dramatists such as Brian Friel, Tom Murphy and Marina Carr, as well as international writers like Mustapha Matura and Erisa Kironde. It also considers Synge's place in Ireland today, revealing how The Playboy of the Western World has helped to shape Ireland's responses to globalisation and multiculturalism, in celebrated productions by the Abbey Theatre, Druid Theatre, and Pan Pan Theatre Company. Contributors include Ann Saddlemyer, Ben Levitas, Mary Burke, Paige Reynolds, Eil’s N’ Dhuibhne, Mark Phelan, Shaun Richards, Ond_ej Piln_, Richard Pine, Alexandra Poulain, Emilie Pine, Melissa Sihra, Sara Keating, Bisi Adigun, Adrian Frazier and Anthony Roche.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904505679
Publisher:
Carysfort Press Limited
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
316
File size:
715 KB

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