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The Irish dramatic revival 1899-1939

Author: Anthony Roche
Publisher: London, UK ; New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015.
Series: Critical companions (London, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Irish Dramatic Revival was to radically redefine Irish theatre and see the birth of Ireland's national theatre, the Abbey, in 1904. From a consideration of such influential precursors as Boucicault and Wilde, Anthony Roche goes on to examine the role of Yeats as both founder and playwright, the one who set the agenda until his death in 1939. Each of the major playwrights of the movement refashioned that agenda  Read more...
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Roche, Anthony.
Irish dramatic revival 1899-1939
(DLC) 2014036732
(OCoLC)875520537
Named Person: Sean O'Casey; Gregory, Lady; W B Yeats; J M Synge; Gregory, Lady; Sean O'Casey; J M Synge; W B Yeats
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Roche
ISBN: 9781408165997 1408165996 9781408165980 1408165988 9781408166000 1408166003
OCLC Number: 901269113
Description: 1 online resource (x, 259 pages)
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER 1 THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY --
Douglas Hyde --
The nineteenth century and Dion Boucicault --
Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw --
Henrik Ibsen --
The Irish Literary Theatre --
CHAPTER 2 YEATS AS FOUNDER AND PLAYWRIGHT --
'The Irish Dramatic Movement': Yeats and the theatre --
Cathleen ni Houlihan --
On Baile's Strand --
Deirdre --
At the Hawk's Well --
The Dreaming of the Bones --
CHAPTER 3 THE IMPACT OF J.M. SYNGE --
The making of a playwright --
Riders to the Sea --
The Shadow of the Glen --
The Well of the Saints --
The Playboy of the Western World --
Conclusion --
CHAPTER 4 SHAW AND THE REVIVAL: THE ABSENT PRESENCE --
The anti-Shaw prejudice --
Shaw's direct encounter with the Irish Dramatic Revival --
John Bull's Other Island and the Abbey Theatre --
The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet : An Abbey play? --
O'Flaherty, V.C. and the Irish in World War I --
CHAPTER 5 LADY GREGORY: IRISH WOMAN PLAYWRIGHT --
The emergence of a writer --
Spreading the News --
The Gaol Gate --
The Rising of the Moon --
The Workhouse Ward --
Grania --
CHAPTER 6 THE ARRIVAL OF SEAN O'CASEY --
The Shadow of a Gunman --
Juno and the Paycock --
The Plough and the Stars --
The Silver Tassie --
CHAPTER 7 THE REVIVAL FROM O'CASEY TO THE DEATH OF YEATS (1928-39) --
Denis Johnston's The Old Lady Says 'No!' and the arrival of the Gate Theatre --
The second Lady of the Abbey: Teresa Deevy --
Yeats's Endgame --
CHAPTER 8 CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES --
Performance and Spectacle in (and out) of Modern Irish Theatre Paige Reynolds --
Revivalist performance --
The promise of Irish spectacle --
Theatre and spectacle in the Free State --
A spectacular case study: the 1932 Eucharistic Congress --
Conclusion --
CONCLUSION: THE LEGACY --
CHRONOLOGY.
Series Title: Critical companions (London, England)
Responsibility: Anthony Roche.

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A Critical Companion to the four principle playwrights associated with the Irish Dramatic Revival - W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Augusta Lady Gregory and Sean O'Casey - and to the birth of the Irish  Read more...

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