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

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665360

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  • The Politics of Irish Drama analyzes some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from those of Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works by Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and, in arguing for the outward-directed nature of dramatic representation of Ireland, shows Irish drama to be an international as much as national phenomenon.

    • A re-interpretation of the politics of Irish drama
    • Fresh and detailed reading of outstanding dramatic texts in a variety of political contexts
    • Covers some of the more recent and influential Irish drama
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " addition to surrounding the works with new historical material, Grene's close readings are startlingly good, and the constellations of plays he creatively arranges shed new light on texts that have been studied time and time again." Paige Reynolds, James Joyce Literary Supplement

    "...excellent study of Irish drama." The Boston Irish Reporter

    "...a useful introduction to the field. Strongly recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665360
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    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

  • Author

    Nicholas Grene, Trinity College, Dublin

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