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Murphy Plays: 5 brings together four of the authors recent works: The Wake, Too Late for Logic, The House, and Alice Trilogy. The Wake recounts the story of a woman, returning from the USA to her home town in Ireland. As her family learn of her years as a…
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Irish theatre is a global phenomenon and has always been so: it has never confined itself to the island of Ireland. This collection - the first in the Irish Theatrical Diaspora Series - brings together the work of leading scholars to explore the place of touring…

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Contents: Constitution, Language and Tradition in Nineteenth-Century Irish Poetry, Robert Welch; Yeats: the Creation of an Audience, Seamus Deane; Yeats and the Re-making of Synge, Nicholas Grene; Austin Clarke: Tradition, Memory and Our Lot, Peter Denman; Louis…
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This study provides a re-reading of the two sequences of English history plays, Henry VI-Richard III and Richard II-Henry V. Reconsidering the chronicle sources and the staging practices of Shakespeare's time, Grene argues that the history plays were originally…

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Ce livre commence par l’un des plus illustres représentants du théâtre contemporain irlandais, Brian Friel, chez qui Nicholas Grene explore différents modes de vérité à travers une analyse de quelques-unes de ses plus grandes pièces comme The Freedom of the City,…
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Thomas Kilroy’s long and distinguished career is celebrated in this volume by new essays, panel discussions and an interview, reconsidering the work of one of Ireland’s most intellectually ambitious and technically imaginative playwrights. Contributors are drawn…
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As a serious drama set in an ordinary middle-class home, Ibsen's A Doll's House established a new politics of the interior that was to have a lasting impact upon twentieth-century drama. In this innovative study, Nicholas Grene traces the changing forms of the…
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Nicholas Grene explores Yeats's poetic codes of practice, the key words and habits of speech that shape the reading experience of his poetry. Where previous studies have sought to decode his work, expounding its symbolic meanings by references to Yeats's occult…
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For over 50 years the Dublin Theatre Festival has been one of Ireland's most important cultural events, bringing countless new Irish plays to the world stage, while introducing Irish audiences to the most important international theatre companies and artists.…

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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…
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Transcript of conversations with John Devitt, academic and reviewer about his lifelong passion for the theatre. A fascinating and entertaining insight into Dublin theatre over the course of thirty years provided by Devitt's vivid reminiscences and astute…

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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…