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Threshold of a Nation : A Study in English and Irish Drama - Philip Edwards

Threshold of a Nation

A Study in English and Irish Drama

Paperback

Published: 28th November 1983
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List of plates
Preface
Introduction: the King's threshold
Shakespeare's England
A superfluous sort of men: the rise and fall of the professional theatre
Astraea and Chrisoganus
Nation and empire
The hidden King: Shakespeare's history plays
Ben Jonson
The royal pretenders: Ford's Perkin Warbeck and Massinger's Believe As You List
Yeats's Ireland
Our Irish theatre
A play-house in the waste: George Moore and the Irish theatre
Nothing is concluded Sean O'Casey, Denis Johnston and Brendan Behan
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521276955
ISBN-10: 0521276950
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 28th November 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36