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Modern Irish Drama: Critical Editions (Norton Critical Edition)

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The texts are fully annotated with explanatory notes on Anglo-Irish usage, place names, historical figures, and literary allusions. "Backgrounds and Criticism" contains almost fifty texts relevant to the twelve plays represented. Included are prefaces by the authors, reports by spectators on original productions, memoirs concerning playwrights and performances, and recent critical assessments by American, British, and Irish scholars. From its collection of documents relevant to the origin of the Irish Literary Revival in the midst of Ireland's republican revolution to the recent formation of the Field Day Company in Northern Ireland, Modern Irish Drama charts the rise and development of one of the most powerful national dramas of the twentieth century. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

This is a reprint of the complete texts of 12 plays by the major Irish playwrights (W.B.Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M.Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel). The texts are accompanied by numerous explanatory notes, references, memoirs and so on.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition reprints the complete texts of twelve plays by eight major Irish playwrights: Cathleen Ni Houlihan, On Baile's Strand, and Purgatory by W. B. Yeats; Spreading the News and The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory; Riders to the Sea and Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge; John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw; Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey; The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan; Krapps Last Tape by Samuel Beckett; and Translations by Brian Friel.

Synopsis:

The texts are fully annotated with explanatory notes on Anglo-Irish usage, place names, historical figures, and literary allusions. "Backgrounds and Criticism" contains almost fifty texts relevant to the twelve plays represented. Included are prefaces by the authors, reports by spectators on original productions, memoirs concerning playwrights and performances, and recent critical assessments by American, British, and Irish scholars. From its collection of documents relevant to the origin of the Irish Literary Revival in the midst of Ireland's republican revolution to the recent formation of the Field Day Company in Northern Ireland, Modern Irish Dramacharts the rise and development of one of the most powerful national dramas of the twentieth century. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

About the Author

John P. Harrington is Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. He is the author of The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street, The Irish Play on the New York Stage, The Irish Beckett: Irish Contexts of Samuel Beckett's Work, and The English Traveler in Ireland. He has published many articles on a wide range of topics in Irish literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393960631
Editor:
Harrington, John P.
Other:
Harrington, Jan L.
Editor:
Harrington, John P.
Author:
Harrington, John P.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Ireland In literature.
Subject:
Ireland Drama.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 574-577.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19910317
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
577
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.1 x 1.2 in 1.22 lb

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Modern Irish Drama: Critical Editions (Norton Critical Edition)
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Product details 577 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393960631 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a reprint of the complete texts of 12 plays by the major Irish playwrights (W.B.Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M.Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel). The texts are accompanied by numerous explanatory notes, references, memoirs and so on.
"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition reprints the complete texts of twelve plays by eight major Irish playwrights: Cathleen Ni Houlihan, On Baile's Strand, and Purgatory by W. B. Yeats; Spreading the News and The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory; Riders to the Sea and Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge; John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw; Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey; The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan; Krapps Last Tape by Samuel Beckett; and Translations by Brian Friel.
"Synopsis" by , The texts are fully annotated with explanatory notes on Anglo-Irish usage, place names, historical figures, and literary allusions. "Backgrounds and Criticism" contains almost fifty texts relevant to the twelve plays represented. Included are prefaces by the authors, reports by spectators on original productions, memoirs concerning playwrights and performances, and recent critical assessments by American, British, and Irish scholars. From its collection of documents relevant to the origin of the Irish Literary Revival in the midst of Ireland's republican revolution to the recent formation of the Field Day Company in Northern Ireland, Modern Irish Dramacharts the rise and development of one of the most powerful national dramas of the twentieth century. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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