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Modern and contemporary Irish drama : backgrounds and criticism

Author: John P Harrington
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This edition reprints the complete texts of fourteen plays by the major Irish playwrights : W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O{u2019}Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, and Marina Carr. It includes prefaces, letters, journal entries, program notes, and interpretative essays for each play. In addition, essays by Lady Gregory, John Eglinton, W.B. Yeats, Frank J. Fay and Colm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Drama
Anthologie
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Harrington
ISBN: 9780393932430 0393932435
OCLC Number: 263409091
Notes: "A Norton critical edition."
Revised edition of: Modern Irish drama / edited by John P. Harrington. 1st ed. c1991.
Description: xx, 641 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The text of the plays. --
Cathleen Ni Houlihan ; The pot of broth / W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory --
At the hawk's well ; Purgatory / W.B. Yeats --
Spreading the news ; The rising of the moon / Lady Gregory --
Riders to the sea ; The playboy of the Western world / J.M. Synge --
John Bull's other island / Bernard Shaw --
Juno and the paycock / Sean O'Casey --
Krapp's last tape / Samuel Beckett --
Translations / Brian Friel --
The weir / Conor McPherson --
By the bog of cats / Marina Carr Backgrounds and criticism. --
The Irish dramatic revival --
On W.B. Yeats --
On Lady Gregory --
On J.M. Synge --
On Bernard Shaw --
On Sean O'Casey --
On Samuel Beckett --
On Brian Friel --
On Conor McPherson --
On Marina Carr --
On theater in Ireland --
Chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: edited by John P. Harrington.

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Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more  Read more...

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