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Threshold of a nation : a study in English and Irish Drama

Author: Philip Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge [Eng.] : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Edwards
ISBN: 0521224632 9780521224635 0521276950 9780521276955
OCLC Number: 4592672
Description: xiii, 264 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The king's threshold --
pt. 1. Shakespeare's England: A superfluous sort of men: the rise and fall of the professional theatre --
Astraea and Chrisoganus: The development of the charismatic image of the monarch ; The queen and the drama ; John Lyly ; Kingship in Marlowe's plays --
Nation and empire: The historical drama as a national literature ; 'Henry V' ; 'Cymbeline' ; Ben Jonson ; 'Eastward ho!' ; 'The tempest' --
The hidden king: Shakespeare's history plays --
Ben Jonson: Introductory ; Jonson's theory of the relationship between prince and poet ; The comical satires, 1599-1601 ; The court poet --
The royal pretenders: Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Massinger's Believe as you list --
pt. 2. Yeats's Ireland: Our Irish theatre: Cultural nationalism and the European theatre ; The founding of an Irish theatre ; Yeats and Shakespeare --
A play-house in the waste: George Moore and the irish theatre --
Nothing is concluded: Sean O'Casey, Denis Johnston, and Brendan Behan ; Retrospect.
Responsibility: Philip Edwards.
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