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

Paperback | February 13, 2000

byNicholas Grene

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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.

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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:February 13, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521665361

ISBN - 13:9780521665360

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Chronology; List of abbreviations; 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; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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