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

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

by Nicholas Grene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521660513

ISBN-13: 9780521660518

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

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

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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:
9780521660518
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Stage interpreters5
2Strangers in the house51
3Shifts in perspective77
4Class and space in O'Casey110
5Reactions to revolution136
6Living on170
7Versions of pastoral194
8Murphy's Ireland219
9Imagining the other242
Conclusion: a world elsewhere261
Notes269
Bibliography290
Index301

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