The Plough And The Stars

Author: Sean O'Casey
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571331297
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This educational edition, with the full play text and an introduction to the playwright, features a detailed analysis of the language, structure and characters of the play, and textual notes explaining difficult words and references. It contains: - The full playtext - An introduction to the playwright, his background and his work - A detailed analysis of language, structure and characters in the play - Features of performance - Textual notes explaining difficult words and references

Three Dublin Plays

Author: Sean O'Casey
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780571195527
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This volume contains the three plays commonly recognized as the height of O'Casey's achievement as a playwright. His tragi-comedy has relevance to the violent politics in the North and the post-nationalist bewilderments in the Republic.

Sean O Casey

Author: Christopher Murray
ISBN: 9780571197804
Size: 13,58 MB
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The next installment inThe Faber Critical Guides Series: An in-depth look at the maverick Irish playwright Sean O'Casey was one of the most affecting playwrights of his generation; a renegade who came of age at the dawn of Ireland's fight for independence from Britain and championed the working-class during the bleak years of The Great Depression. Praised for his genius-ear for dialogue and the poetry of his prose, O'Casey's work brought audiences into the gritty, impoverished world of Dublin's streets and pubs. His controversial plays helped establish the reputation of the internationally renowned Abbey Theatre, where the productions ofThe Plough and the StarsandJuno and the Paycockwere met with riots and vigorous protests. InSean O'Casey, Christopher Murray examines the abovementioned works as well asThe Shadow of a Gunman, which taken together comprise O'Casey's famed Dublin trilogy, and elucidates the social context of the plays and the theatrical environment of the times--crucial elements in understanding O'Casey's writing.

Collected Plays Juno And The Paycock The Shadow Of A Gunman The Plough And The Stars The End Of The Beginning A Pound On Demand

Author: Sean O'Casey
Size: 12,67 MB
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Irish Writers And Politics

Author: Okifumi Komesu
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389209263
Size: 15,19 MB
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Irish Writers and Politics^R explores a variety of responses, the essays in this collection (the third in the IASAIL-Japan series) dealing with Irish writers past and present, such as Swift, Burke, Ferguson, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce, Shaw, O'Casey, Stewart Parker, and Desmond Egan as well as Northern Irish poets and playwrights. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION. Masaru Sekine; ENGLISH READERS: THREE HISTORICAL 'MOMENTS'. Vivian Mercier; SWIFT: ANATOMY OF AN ANTI-COLONIALIST. A. Norman Jeffares; EDMOND BURKE: A VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS. Lorna Reynolds; THE ENIGMA OF SAMUEL FERGUSON. Maurice Harmon; W. B. YEATS: POLITICS AND HISTORY. Donna Gerstenberger; ASCENDENCY NATIONALISM, FEMINIST NATIONALISM AND STAGECRAFT IN LADY GREGORY'S REVISION OF^R KINCORA, Maureen S. G. Hawkins; THE FIFTH BELL: RACE AND CLASS IN YEATS'S POLITICAL THOUGHT. John S. Kelly; JAMES JOYCE AND POLITICS. Heather Cook Callow; SAINT JOAN. Declan Kiberd; THE 'MIGHT OF DESIGN' IN^R THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS. Christopher Murray; THE WILL TO FREEDOM: POLITICS AND PLAY IN THE THEATRE OF STEWART PARKER. Elmer Andrews; TOO LITTLE PEACE: THE POLITICAL POETRY OF DESMOND EGAN. Brian Arkins; WHO WE ARE: PROTESTANTS AND POETRY IN THE NORTH OF IRELAND. David Burleigh; THEATRE WITH ITS SLEEVES ROLLED UP. Emelie Fitzgibbon; NOTES; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX^R. Irish Literary Studies Series No. 36.

Ritual Remembering

Author: C. C. Barfoot
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051837612
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Most of the essays in Ritual Remembering: History, Myth and Politics in Anglo-Irish Drama, in part or in whole, frequently allude or directly concern themselves with the dramatic representation of the opposition or the collusion of myth and history, and the uses and abuses of both. Equally they celebrate and critically analyse the politics of the social conscience and social consciousness which pervades Irish drama in its rituals of forgetfulness and memory. Perhaps myth is above all to be understood as the conscience and consciousness of history; and politics is the projection of that myth into present social action - on the hustings (nowadays more frequently the television hustings), at the ballot box, in writing and on the stage. Most of the articles in this volume revolve around these gravely portentous and ambivalent themes, which nobody who is as much concerned with Anglo-Irish relations as with Anglo-Irish literature can disregard or evade.

The Hidden Places Of Ireland

Author: David Gerrard
Editor: Travel Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781904434108
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Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

Theatre And The State In Twentieth Century Ireland

Author: Lionel Pilkington
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134914652
Size: 12,11 MB
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This major new study presents a political and cultural history of some of Ireland's key national theatre projects from the 1890s to the 1990s. Impressively wide-ranging in coverage, Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultivating the People includes discussions on: *the politics of the Irish literary movement at the Abbey Theatre before and after political independence; *the role of a state-sponsored theatre for the post-1922 unionist government in Northern Ireland; *the convulsive effects of the Northern Ireland conflict on Irish theatre. Lionel Pilkington draws on a combination of archival research and critical readings of individual plays, covering works by J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, T. C. Murray, George Shiels, Brian Friel, and Frank McGuinness. In its insistence on the details of history, this is a book important to anyone interested in Irish culture and politics in the twentieth century.

Literature And Politics Today The Political Nature Of Modern Fiction Poetry And Drama

Author: M. Keith Booker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069936X
Size: 19,62 MB
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards