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The Politics of Irish Drama : Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel.

Author/Creator:
Grene, Nicholas.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (332 pages)
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
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Subjects:
English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The Politics of Irish Drama analyses some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Series-title
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Abbreviations
Introduction
1 Stage interpreters
The Shaughraun
John Bull's Other Island
Translations
The politics of staging Ireland
2 Strangers in the house
The Land of Heart's Desire
The Travelling Man
Kathleen ni Houlihan
The Shadow of the Glen
3 Shifts in perspective
Shifts
Crimes
Setting
Carnival and the sacred
4 Class and space in O'Casey
Class constructions
A room of one's own: The Shadow of a Gunman
Women and family values: Juno and the Paycock
City and nation
5 Reactions to revolution
Politics: The Plough and the Stars
Style: The Old Lady Says 'No!'
Audience: The Hostage
Unfinished business
6 Living on
Purgatory: the tragedy of survival
All that Fall: a lingering dissolution
Affinities
7 Versions of pastoral
Staying or going: A Crucial Week
Philadelphia
A summer birdcage: On the Outside/On the Inside, Lovers
Pastoral and anti-pastoral
8 Murphy's Ireland
Retelling the story
Returning to the cottage kitchen
Refashioning the past
9 Imagining the other
Observe the Sons of Ulster
The Steward of Christendom
The politics of the other
Conclusion: a world elsewhere
Notes
INTRODUCTION
1 STAGE INTERPRETERS
2 STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE
3 SHIFTS IN PERSPECTIVE
4 CLASS AND SPACE IN O'CASEY
5 REACTIONS TO REVOLUTION
6 LIVING ON
7 VERSIONS OF PASTORAL
8 MURPHY'S IRELAND
9 IMAGINING THE OTHER
CONCLUSION: A WORLD ELSEWHERE
Bibliography
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Bradby, David.
Other format:
Print version: Grene, Nicholas The Politics of Irish Drama
ISBN:
9780511150470
9780521660518
OCLC:
475915410