Worth, Katharine.

The Irish Drama of Europe from Yeats to Beckett. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. - 1 online resource (291 p.) - eBooks on Demand Bloomsbury Academic Collections: English Literary Criticism . - Bloomsbury Academic Collections: English Literary Criticism .

Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. Towards Modernism: a New Theatrical Syntax; 2. The Syntax Achieved; 3. Maeterlinck; 4. Salomé and A Full Moon in March; 5. Synge; 6. Yeats, Maeterlinck and Synge; 7. Yeats's Drama of the Interior: a Technique for the Modern Theatre; 8. The Vitality of the Yeatsian Theatre; 9. O' Casey; 10. Beckett; Note on Editions; Select Book List; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

This study provides a European perspective on the drama of Yeats and of the Irish playwrights Wilde and Synge, O'Casey and Beckett who share in the achievement of creating a modern 'drama of the interior'. Professor Worth traces in particular the influence of Maeterlinck, examining his 'static drama' in some detail. A dominant theme is the importance of total theatre techniques to the playwrights of the interior from Wilde in Salomé to O'Casey in plays like Cock-a-Doodle Dandy. Yeats is seen as the great pioneer, assimilating inspiration from the French, with Arthur Symons as guide, from Syn

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English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949 -- Dramatic works.
Theater -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Dramatic works.


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