Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama

by Philip Edwards

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Threshold of a Nation: A Study in English and Irish Drama by Philip Edwards

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521276955
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; 1. Introduction: the King's threshold; Part I. Shakespeare's England: 2. A superfluous sort of men: the rise and fall of the professional theatre; 3. Astraea and Chrisoganus; 4. Nation and empire; 5. The hidden King: Shakespeare's history plays; 6. Ben Jonson; 7. The royal pretenders: Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Massinger's Believe As You List; Part II. Yeats's Ireland: 8. Our Irish theatre; 9. A play-house in the waste: George Moore and the Irish theatre; 10. Nothing is concluded Sean O'Casey, Denis Johnston and Brendan Behan; Notes; Index.

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