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Three Dublin Plays

Author : Sean O'Casey
ISBN : 0571195520
Genre : Drama
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This volume contains the three plays commonly recognized as the height of O'Casey's achievement as a playwright. His tragi-comedy has relevance to the violent politics in the North and the post-nationalist bewilderments in the Republic.
Category: Drama

Performing Character In Modern Irish Drama

Author : Michał Lachman
ISBN : 9783319765358
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is about the history of character in modern Irish drama. It traces the changing fortunes of the human self in a variety of major Irish plays across the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium. Through the analysis of dramatic protagonists created by such authors as Yeats, Synge, O’Casey, Friel and Murphy, and McGuinness and Walsh, it tracks the development of aesthetic and literary styles from modernism to more recent phenomena, from Celtic Revival to Celtic Tiger, and after. The human character is seen as a testing ground and battlefield for new ideas, for social philosophies, and for literary conventions through which each historical epoch has attempted to express its specific cultural and literary identity. In this context, Irish drama appears to be both part of the European literary tradition, engaging with its most contentious issues, and a field of resistance to some conventions from continental centres of avant-garde experimentation. Simultaneously, it follows artistic fashions and redefines them in its critical contribution to European artistic and theatrical diversity.
Category: Performing Arts

The Theatre Of Sean O Casey

Author : James Moran
ISBN : 9781408175354
Genre : Drama
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A Critical Companion to one of Ireland's most famous, studied and controversial, playwrights, this provides a detailed exploration of O'Casey's oeuvre taking in his plays, autobiographical writing and essays. Special attention is paid to the Three Dublin Plays and the works in performance.
Category: Drama

British Empire And The Literature Of Rebellion

Author : Sheshalatha Reddy
ISBN : 9783319576633
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines imperial and nationalist discourses surrounding three contemporaneous and unsuccessful mid-nineteenth-century colonial uprisings against the British Empire: the Sepoy Rebellion (1857) in India, the Morant Bay Rebellion (1865) in Jamaica, and the Fenian Rebellion (1867) in Ireland. In reading these three mid-century rebellions as flashpoints for the varying yet parallel attempts by imperialist colonialists, nationalists, and socialists to transform the oppressed colonized worker (the subjected laborer) into one whose identity is created and limited by labor (a laboring subject), this book also tracks varying modes of resistance to those attempts in all three colonies. In drawing from a range of historical, literary, and visual sources outside the borders of the Anglophone literary canon, this book contends that these texts not only serve as points of engagements with the rebellions but also constitute an archive of oppression and resistance.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899 1939

Author : Anthony Roche
ISBN : 9781408166000
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Irish Dramatic Revival was to radically redefine Irish theatre and see the birth of Ireland's national theatre, the Abbey, in 1904. From a consideration of such influential precursors as Boucicault and Wilde, Anthony Roche goes on to examine the role of Yeats as both founder and playwright, the one who set the agenda until his death in 1939. Each of the major playwrights of the movement refashioned that agenda to suit their own very different dramaturgies. Roche explores Synge's experimentation in the creation of a new national drama and considers Lady Gregory not only as a co-founder and director of the Abbey Theatre but also as a significant playwright. A chapter on Shaw outlines his important intervention in the Revival. O'Casey's four ground-breaking Dublin plays receive detailed consideration, as does the new Irish modernism that followed in the 1930s and which also witnessed the founding of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. The Companion also features interviews and essays by leading theatre scholars and practitioners Paige Reynolds, P.J. Mathews and Conor McPherson who provide further critical perspectives on this period of radical change in modern Irish theatre.
Category: Performing Arts

Sean O Casey S Dublin Trilogy A Closer Look On How Social Settings And Political Events Interact With The Characters And Lead To Certain Features In Their Portrayal

Author : Sebastian Goetzke
ISBN : 9783638759410
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistics Institute), course: Sean O'Casey - The Dublin Trilogy, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Hundreds and thousands of articles and books have already been published on Sean O Casey, his life and his writings. One may rightly ask whether it is necessary to compose yet another essay about the famous Irish writer. It is! While reading Sean O Casey and once, if not Irish born, you have learned to read and accept his "Irish-English" language and background, one can t argue that his writings are brilliant. They are rich in images, metaphors, language and intentions. It is almost impossible to get a comprehensive and finally decisive look upon his work. Especially the "Trilogy" provides a lot to interpret and to discus from various points of view depending on the specific status quo of a society. This "Hausarbeit" now is not meant to give yet another attempt to analyse the author s intentions from a new angle but to give an overview about what famous and less popular critics have said about O Casey s "Trilogy" so far. It s also neither a try to picture, as in a historical dictionary, the political events in a chronological order. These surroundings and the setting they provide for the Dublin Plays are of course crucial in order to understand O Casey and therefore worth to be mentioned in the context of this essay. More important though are the questions "WHY" and in a sense "HOW" the author used the particular social and political actions and influences to create a certain setting for his characters; how they cope or fail with the intrusion of the outside world into their daily live and business. The "Hausarbeit" is divided into three main parts. The first one deals with Sean O Casey and his life as a playwright. The second one gives an insight look into "Juno and the Paycock" wi"

Sean O Casey

Author : Christopher Murray
ISBN : 0717127508
Genre : Dramatists, Irish
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Christopher Murray's work on Sean O'Casey is a critical biography. In addition to the normal biographical elements, Dr Murray provides a strong interpretative context for the life. For example, he looks afresh at the Dublin of the 1880s and 1890s in order to provide an updated background to O'Casey's childhood. He pays a great deal of attention to the political situation from 1880 to 1922, setting it against O'Casey's own treatment in his six volumes of autobiography. In general he attempts to establish O'Casey's Ireland.This leads naturally to a fresh examination of the great Dublin trilogy, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars, the three works on which O'Casey's reputation stands. The rejection of his next play, The Silver Tassie, by the Abbey Theatre precipitated O'Casey's move to England.
Category: Dramatists, Irish

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Literary Criticism

Advertising Literature And Print Culture In Ireland 1891 1922

Author : J. Strachan
ISBN : 9781137271242
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first study of the cultural meanings of advertising in the Irish Revival period. John Strachan and Claire Nally shed new light on advanced nationalism in Ireland before and immediately after the Easter Rising of 1916, while also addressing how the wider politics of Ireland, from the Irish Parliamentary Party to anti-Home Rule unionism, resonated through contemporary advertising copy. The book examines the manner in which some of the key authors of the Revival, notably Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats, reacted to advertising and to the consumer culture around them. Illustrated with over 60 fascinating contemporary advertising images, this book addresses a diverse and intriguing range of Irish advertising: the pages of An Claidheamh Soluis under Patrick Pearse's editorship, the selling of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the advertising columns of The Lady of the House, the marketing of the sports of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the use of Irish Party politicians in First World War recruitment campaigns, the commemorative paraphernalia surrounding the centenary of the 1798 United Irishmen uprising, and the relationship of Murphy's stout with the British military, Sinn Féin and the Irish Free State.
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Irish Drama

Author : Christopher Murray
ISBN : 0815606435
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work provides an overview of Irish theatre, read in the light of Ireland's self-definition. Mediating between history and its relations with politics and art, it attempts to do justice to the enabling and mirroring preoccupations of Irish drama.
Category: Literary Criticism