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W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, censorship, and the Irish state : adding the half-pence to the pence

Author: Lauren Arrington; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Histories of the Abbey Theatre have repeated W.B. Yeats's assertion that there was no censorship of theatre in Ireland. This book utilizes source material to prove that censorship did occur and that Yeats was willing to sacrifice artistic freedom when he saw the chance to ensure the longevity of the Abbey Theatre and his legacy.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arrington, Lauren, 1981-
W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, censorship, and the Irish state : adding the half-pence to the pence.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)607987798
Named Person: W B Yeats; W B Yeats; W B Yeats
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Arrington; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199590575 0199590575
OCLC Number: 700952647
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 210 pages).
Contents: 'We have no gift to set a statesman right' : representation, reform, subsidy, and censorship --
'The dance is changing now' : economics and revolution, 1916-1921 --
'The right twigs for an eagle's nest' : negotiating the subsidy, 1922-1925 --
'All think what other people think' : George O'Brien's tenure, 1925-1926 --
'What if the Church and State are the mob that howls at the door?' : fighting the Irish at home and abroad, 1927-1934 --
'I sing what was lost and dread what was won' : Yeats and the legacy of censorship, 1935-1939 --
'Theatre business, management of men' : the politics of compromise.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: by Lauren Arrington.
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Previous histories of the Abbey Theatre have repeated W.B. Yeats's assertion that there was no censorship of the theatre in Ireland. This book utilizes new source material to prove that censorship  Read more...

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a dense, meticulously researched book ... Arrington proves conclusively that great art was nonetheless beaten down ... an invaluable sourcebook Colin Parsons, Notes and Queries meticulous research Read more...

 
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