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The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999 : form and pressure

Author: Robert Welch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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This history of the Abbey Theatre discusses the plays and the personalities in their underlying historical and political context, to give due weight to the theatre's work in Irish, and to take stock of its artistic and financial development.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Welch
ISBN: 0198121873 9780198121879
OCLC Number: 42136523
Description: xii, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue 1. ; 1. 1899-1902, 'Four Green Fields' ; 2. 1902-1910, 'Screeching in a Straightened Waistcoat' ; 3. 1911-1925, 'O Absalom, my son' ; 4. 1926-1951, 'The birth of a nation is no immaculate conception' ; 5. 1951-1966, 'I remember everything' ; 6. 1966-1985, 'History is personal' ; 7. 1985-1999, 'The dead are not the past, the dead are the future' ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Robert Welch.
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