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The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century Irish drama

Author: Shaun Richards
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this collection cover the whole range of Irish drama from the late 19th-century melodramas which anticipated the rise of the Abbey Theatre to the contemporary Dublin of theatre festivals.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Richards
ISBN: 0521804000 9780521804004 0521008735 9780521008730
OCLC Number: 51258758
Description: xiii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plays of (ever) changing Ireland / Shaun Richards --
Late nineteenth-century Irish theatre: before the Abbey --
and beyond / Stephen Watt --
The ideology of the Abbey Theatre / Adrian Frazier --
The theatre of William Butler Yeats / Joep Leerssen --
Lady Gregory's Abbey Theatre drama: Ireland real and ideal / James Pethica --
J.M. Synge, 'national' drama and the post-Protestant imagination / Mary C. King --
On the siting of doors and windows: aesthetics, ideology and Irish stage design / Richard Allen Cave --
Oscar Wilde and the politics of style / Neil Sammells --
George Bernard Shaw and Ireland / Gearóid O'Flaherty --
Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy: disillusionment to delusion / Ronan McDonald --
Ireland's 'exiled' women playwrights: Teresa Deevy and Marina Carr / Cathy Leeney --
Samuel Beckett and the countertradition / John P. Harrington --
Brian Friel's sense of place / Helen Lojek --
The Field Day Theatre Company / Marilynn Richtarik --
Tom Murphy and the children of loss / Nicholas Grene --
Reconstructing history in the Irish history play / Claire Gleitman --
The Abbey Theatre and the Irish state / Lionel Pilkington --
Staging contemporary Ireland: heartsickness and hopes deferred / Vic Merriman --
The revival revised / Brian Singleton.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Companion to twentieth-century Irish drama
Twentieth-century Irish drama
Responsibility: edited by Shaun Richards.
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