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Drama and the performing arts in pre-Cromwellian Ireland : a repertory of sources and documents from the earliest times until c. 1642

Author: Alan J Fletcher
Publisher: Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of all known documentary evidence relating to drama and performance in pre-Cromwellian Ireland.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Fletcher
ISBN: 0859915735 9780859915731
OCLC Number: 42765106
Description: xii, 624 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: a summary historical context. Part 2 Major trends in drama and performance: the Gaelic tradition; the English reaction; the English contribution. Part 3 Editorial procedures: organization of the repertory; principles of selection; dating and the format of item headings; a note on texts and transcriptions. Part 4 The documents: introduction; Gaelic documents; annals and chronicles in languages other than Irish; civic documents; guild documents; administrative documents; ecclesiastical documents; antiquarian compilations; miscellaneous compilations households; Irish State papers; letter collections; early printed books; miscellaneous manuscripts. Part 5 The records: not precisely localized or dated; not precisely localized but dated; localized but not precisely dated; localized and dated; households (Boyle, Butler, Devereux, Fitzwilliam, Perrot and Sidney); ecclesiastical dioceses and provinces (Armagh Province, Cloyne Diocese and Dublin Province). Part 6 The appendices: proclamation of Henry VIII as King of Ireland; the Earl Marshal's ordinances for ceremonial protocol; Sir Brian O'Rourke's "trayterous pagent"; the writings of Barnaby Rich; John Clavell's "Prologue and Epilogue" to a play at the "New House"; James Shirley's "Prologues and Epilogues" for the Werburgh Street Theatre; James Shirley's "The Royal Master" (title page, selected commendations and epilogue); James Shirley's "St Patrick for Ireland" (prologue and part of the epilogue); Henry Burnell's "Landgartha" (title page, prologue and part of the epilogue); excerpts from the "Bethada" of the Irish saints; texts mentioning the crosain; the "Tech Midchuarda" diagrams; the prose "Tech Midchuarda" versions; the poetic "Tech Midchuarda" account; "Fis Adomnan"; three Gaelic biblical narratives; "Cath CairndChonaill"; "Mesca Ulad"; "Togail Bruidne Da Derga"; "Genemain Aeda Slaine"; "Fingal Ronain"; "Cath Maige Mucrama"; "Aislinge Meic Con Glinne"; "Tromdamh Guaire"; poets curse a chief and his household; the Gaelic Marco Polo and the Gaelic Mandeville; "Ceithernach ui Dhomnaill"; a crosantacht; Gilla mo Dutu ua Casaide's "Adam oenathair na ndoene"; Geoffrey Keating's "Foras Feasa ar Erinn"; Jerome Cardan's account of an Irish prestigiator. Part 7 Post-1642 documents: not precisely localized or dated; localized and dated; households (Boyle).
Responsibility: Alan J. Fletcher.

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Modelled on other volumes in the Reed series, this Repertory is intended to provide that series with an Irish complement, In this the author succeeds admirably... This book will rightly be the first Read more...

 
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