A Critical History Of Modern Irish Drama 1891 1980

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Modern Irish Writers

Author : Alexander G. Gonzalez
ISBN : 0313295573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Irish Renaissance began around 1885 and arguably has continued to the present day, with no apparent sign of coming to an end. The period has produced some of the richest literature in Irish history, and authors such as Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Seamus Heaney are among the leading writers of the twentieth century. This reference provides alphabetically arranged entries for more than 70 modern Irish writers. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of the author's major works and themes, an overview of the writer's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. An opening essay surveys the critical response to Irish literature after 1885, and an extensive bibliography concludes the volume.
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World Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)
ISBN : 9781136119002
Genre : Performing Arts
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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
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A Companion To Modern British And Irish Drama 1880 2005

Author : Mary Luckhurst
ISBN : 9780470751473
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.
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Irish Drama 1900 1980

Author : Cóilín D. Owens
ISBN : 0813207053
Genre : Drama
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"This superb collection of eighteen plays has long been needed. It provides a sound and solid introduction to the rich field of modern Irish drama, and should be as delightful to the private reader as it will be useful for university classes."--Journal of Irish Literature Contents: Spreading the News and The Gaol Gate-- Lady Gregory; On Baile's Strand and the Only Jealousy of Emer--W.B. Yeats; The Land--Padraic Colum; The Playboy of the Western World--J.M. Synge; Maurice Harr--T. C. Murray; The Magic Glasses--George Fitzmaurice; Juno and the Paycock- -Sean O'Casey; The Big House--Lennox Robinson; The Old Lady Says "No!"--Denis Johnston; As the Crow Flies--Austin Clarke; The Paddy Pedlar--M. J. Malloy; The Vision of Mac Conglinne--Padraic Fallon; The Quare Fellow--Brendan Behan; All that Fall--Samuel Becket; Da--Hugh Leonard; Translations--Brian Friel
Category: Drama

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Irish Theatre

Author : Nicholas Grene
ISBN : 9780191016349
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Companion To Brian Friel

Author : Richard Harp
ISBN : UOM:39015056483855
Genre : Literary Criticism
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ISBN : UOM:39015079402528
Genre : Academic libraries
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Literary Research Guide

Author : James L. Harner
ISBN : UOM:39015076126351
Genre : Reference
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Evaluates reference materials in English literature, describing each work's type, scope, limitations, and uses in research, in an updated edition that includes a new section on cultural studies.
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Perspectives Of Irish Drama And Theatre

Author : International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature
ISBN : IND:30000027132830
Genre : Drama
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This collection of papers from a meeting of the International Association for the study of Anglo-Irish Literature provides a comprehensive survey of the Irish theatre. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction. Jacqueline Genet; The Dangers and Difficulties of Dramatising the Lives of Deirdre and Grania. Richard Allen Cave; Actors in Barrels: Views on Vivid Words in Yeats's Plays. Margaret Rose; Beckett's Irish Theatre. Katharine Worth; The Image of Ireland in Nineteenth-Century Drama. Heinz Kosok; 'Nothing was Decided': Louis Macneice's Treatment of Irish History in^R They Met on Good Friday. Maureen S.G. Hawkins; 'The Heartbreak's Relevant': Dramatic and Poetic Qualities of John Hewitt's^R The Bloody Brae. Britta Olinder; Ireland and the Caribbean. Two Caribbean Versions of J.M. Synge's Dramas: Derek Walcott's^R The Sea at Dauphin and Mustapha Natura's The Playboy of the West Indies. Paul F. Botheroyd; James Joyce's Italian Translation of^R Riders to the Sea. Joan Fitzgerald; The Masks of Language in Translations. Lucia Angelica Solaris; The Worlds of Brian Friel. Patrick Rafroidi; Three Irish^R Antigones. Christopher Murray; The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: Boxes of Words. Denis Sampson; Field Day's Fables of Identity. Patrick Burke; Language and Act: Thomas Murphy's Non-Interpretive Drama. Joseph Swann; Notes; Notes on Contributors; Index^R. Irish Literary Studies Series No. 33.
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New Irish Writing

Author : Raymond J. Porter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038502394
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Masterplots Ii

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : 0893564931
Genre : Drama
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Irish University Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115070489
Genre : Electronic journals
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A journal of Irish studies.
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Author : Richard J. Finneran
ISBN : 0472109375
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A new volume in the distinguished annual that presents the latest and best Yeats criticism
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