Irish Drama Modernity And The Passion Play

Author: Alexandra Poulain
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349949639
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This book discusses Irish Passion plays (plays that rewrite or parody the story of the Passion of Christ) in modern Irish drama from the Irish Literary Revival to the present day. It offers innovative readings of such canonical plays as J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, W. B. Yeats’s Calvary, Brendan Behan’s The Hostage, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Brian Friel’s Faith Healer and Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire, as well as of less well-known plays by Padraic Pearse, Lady Gregory, G. B. Shaw, Seán O’Casey, Denis Johnston, Samuel Beckett and David Lloyd. Challenging revisionist readings of the rhetoric of “blood sacrifice” and martyrdom in the Irish Republican tradition, it argues that the Passion play is a powerful political genre which centres on the staged death of the (usually male) protagonist, and makes visible the usually invisible violence perpetrated both by colonial power and by the postcolonial state in the name of modernity.
Irish Drama, Modernity and the Passion Play
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Alexandra Poulain
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-19 - Publisher: Springer

This book discusses Irish Passion plays (plays that rewrite or parody the story of the Passion of Christ) in modern Irish drama from the Irish Literary Revival to the present day. It offers innovative readings of such canonical plays as J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, W.
Performance, Modernity and the Plays of J. M. Synge
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Helene Lecossois
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Irish Revivalist playwright J. M. Synge is often regarded as a realist. Yet what happens when his work is analysed through wider performance studies and situated alongside less familiar historical contexts? By addressing this question, Hélène Lecossois offers new and valuable perspectives on Synge's plays while at the same time
Excess in Modern Irish Writing
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Michael McAteer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-14 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book examines the topic of excess in modern Irish writing in terms of mysticism, materialism, myth and language. The study engages ideas of excess as they appear in works by major thinkers from Hegel, Kierkegaard and Marx through to Nietzsche, Bataille, Derrida and, more recently, Badiou. Poems, plays and
The Theatre of Tom Murphy
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Nicholas Grene
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Tom Murphy shot to fame with the London production of A Whistle in the Dark in 1961, establishing him as the outstanding Irish playwright of his generation. The international success of DruidMurphy, the 2012-13 staging of three of his major plays by the Druid Theatre Company, served to underline his
A History of Irish Modernism
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gregory Castle, Patrick Bixby
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-24 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A History of Irish Modernism examines a wide variety of artworks (from the 1890s to the 1970s), including examples from literature, film, painting, music, radio, and architecture. Each chapter considers a particular aspect of Irish culture and reflects on its contribution to modernism at large. In addition to new research