Collins, Christopher.

Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination. - 1 online resource (256 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: the Rest is History -- Part I: Legacy and Heritage -- 1 Walking In and Out of Place: the Pedestrian Performances of Tim Robinson -- 2 A Theatre of the Unword: Censorship, Hegemony and Samuel Beckett -- 3 Re-considering Oscar Wilde's Flamboyant Flop: Vera or The Nihilists -- 4 Courtly Love and Heroic Death in W. B. Yeats's Cuchulain Cycle of Plays -- 5 '... Whenever the Tale of '98 is Told': Constance Markievicz, the National Memory and 'The Women of Ninety-Eight' -- 6 Theatre of Dissent: the Historical Imagination of the Irish Workers' Dramatic Company -- 7 Staging the Body in Post-Independence Ireland -- Part II: Recollection and Remembrance -- 8 Pampooties and Keening: Alternate Ways of Performing Memory in J. M. Synge's Plays -- 9 'Why Do You Always Be Singin' That Oul' Song?': the Subversion of Emigrant Ballads in John B. Keane's -- 10 Boxed Rituals: Eamon de Valera, Television and Talbot's Box -- 11 Unblessed Amongst Women: Performing Patriarchy Without Men in Contemporary Irish Theatre -- 12 The Abuse of History/A History of Abuse: Theatre as Memory and the Abbey's 'Darkest Corner' -- 13 Forgetting Follow -- Index.

This book explores the performance of Irish collective memories and forgotten histories. It proposes an alternative and more comprehensive criterion of Irish theatre practices. These practices can be defined as the 'rejected', contested and undervalued plays and performativities that are integral to Ireland's political and cultural landscapes.


Collective memory in literature.
English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
History in literature.
Ireland -- In literature.
Literature and history -- Ireland.
Theater and society -- Ireland.

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