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Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama

Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511221767

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ISBN13: 978-0511221767
ISBN10: 0511221762
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
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Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511221767

Shaun Richards

ISBN13: 978-0511221767
ISBN10: 0511221762
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

The essays in this collection cover the whole range of Irish drama from the late nineteenth-century melodramas which anticipated the rise of the Abbey Theatre to the contemporary Dublin of theatre festivals. A team of international experts from Ireland, the UK, the USA and Europe provide individual studies of internationally known playwrights of the period of the Literary Revival - Yeats, Synge, Lady Gregory, Shaw, Wilde, O'Casey - contemporary playwrights Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuiness and Sebastian Barry, in addition to emerging playwrights such as Martin McDonagh and Marina Carr. Further to studies of individual playwrights the collection also includes examination of the relationship between the theatre and its political context as this is inflected through its ideology, staging and programming. With a full chronology and bibliography, this collection is an indispensable introduction to one of the world's most vibrant theatre cultures.

  • Covers a wide range of Irish theatre of the twentieth century, including individual studies of all major playwrights
  • Written by an international team of acknowledged experts
  • Examines the political context of Irish theatre
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