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The Politics of Irish Drama : Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel - Nicholas Grene

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

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Published: January 2005
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In this book Nicholas Grene explores political contexts for some of the outstanding Irish plays from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period. The politics of Irish drama have previously been considered primarily the politics of national self-expression. Here it is argued that Irish plays, in their self-conscious representation of the otherness of Ireland, are outwardly directed towards audiences both at home and abroad. The political dynamics of such relations between plays and audiences is the book's multiple subject: the stage interpretation of Ireland from The Shaughraun to Translations; the contentious stage images of Yeats, Gregory and Synge; reactions to revolution from O'Casey to Behan; the post-colonial worlds of Purgatory and All that Fall; the imagined Irelands of Friel and Murphy, McGuinness and Barry. With its fundamental reconception of the politics of Irish drama, this book represents a new view of the phenomenon of Irish drama itself.

ISBN: 9780511033292
ISBN-10: 051103329X
Audience: General
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press