The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939.

By: Roche, AnthonyMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandCritical Companions: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (273 p.)ISBN: 9781408165997Subject(s): English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism | Theater -- Ireland -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939DDC classification: 822.91099417 | 822/.91099417 LOC classification: PR8789 .R63 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY; Douglas Hyde; The nineteenth century and Dion Boucicault; Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw; Henrik Ibsen; The Irish Literary Theatre; CHAPTER 2 YEATS AS FOUNDER AND PLAYWRIGHT; 'The Irish Dramatic Movement': Yeats and the theatre; Cathleen ni Houlihan; On Baile's Strand; Deirdre; At the Hawk's Well; The Dreaming of the Bones; CHAPTER 3 THE IMPACT OF J.M. SYNGE; The making of a playwright; Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen
The Well of the SaintsThe Playboy of the Western World; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4 SHAW AND THE REVIVAL: THE ABSENT PRESENCE; The anti-Shaw prejudice; Shaw's direct encounter with the Irish Dramatic Revival; John Bull's Other Island and the Abbey Theatre; The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet : An Abbey play?; O'Flaherty, V.C. and the Irish in World War I; CHAPTER 5 LADY GREGORY: IRISH WOMAN PLAYWRIGHT; The emergence of a writer; Spreading the News; The Gaol Gate; The Rising of the Moon; The Workhouse Ward; Grania; CHAPTER 6 THE ARRIVAL OF SEAN O'CASEY; The Shadow of a Gunman; Juno and the Paycock
The Plough and the StarsThe Silver Tassie; CHAPTER 7 THE REVIVAL FROM O'CASEY TO THE DEATH OF YEATS (1928-39); Denis Johnston's The Old Lady Says 'No!' and the arrival of the Gate Theatre; The second Lady of the Abbey: Teresa Deevy; Yeats's Endgame; CHAPTER 8 CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES; Performance and Spectacle in (and out) of Modern Irish Theatre Paige Reynolds; Revivalist performance; The promise of Irish spectacle; Theatre and spectacle in the Free State; A spectacular case study: the 1932 Eucharistic Congress; Conclusion; CONCLUSION: THE LEGACY; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORSINDEX
Summary: <P>A Critical Companion to the four principle playwrights associated with the Irish Dramatic Revival - W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Augusta Lady Gregory and Sean O'Casey - and to the birth of the Irish national theatre, the Abbey. Anthony Roche provides a reappraisal of the theatre movement led by Yeats and the work of the main practitioners.</P>
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Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY; Douglas Hyde; The nineteenth century and Dion Boucicault; Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw; Henrik Ibsen; The Irish Literary Theatre; CHAPTER 2 YEATS AS FOUNDER AND PLAYWRIGHT; 'The Irish Dramatic Movement': Yeats and the theatre; Cathleen ni Houlihan; On Baile's Strand; Deirdre; At the Hawk's Well; The Dreaming of the Bones; CHAPTER 3 THE IMPACT OF J.M. SYNGE; The making of a playwright; Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen

The Well of the SaintsThe Playboy of the Western World; Conclusion; CHAPTER 4 SHAW AND THE REVIVAL: THE ABSENT PRESENCE; The anti-Shaw prejudice; Shaw's direct encounter with the Irish Dramatic Revival; John Bull's Other Island and the Abbey Theatre; The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet : An Abbey play?; O'Flaherty, V.C. and the Irish in World War I; CHAPTER 5 LADY GREGORY: IRISH WOMAN PLAYWRIGHT; The emergence of a writer; Spreading the News; The Gaol Gate; The Rising of the Moon; The Workhouse Ward; Grania; CHAPTER 6 THE ARRIVAL OF SEAN O'CASEY; The Shadow of a Gunman; Juno and the Paycock

The Plough and the StarsThe Silver Tassie; CHAPTER 7 THE REVIVAL FROM O'CASEY TO THE DEATH OF YEATS (1928-39); Denis Johnston's The Old Lady Says 'No!' and the arrival of the Gate Theatre; The second Lady of the Abbey: Teresa Deevy; Yeats's Endgame; CHAPTER 8 CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES; Performance and Spectacle in (and out) of Modern Irish Theatre Paige Reynolds; Revivalist performance; The promise of Irish spectacle; Theatre and spectacle in the Free State; A spectacular case study: the 1932 Eucharistic Congress; Conclusion; CONCLUSION: THE LEGACY; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORSINDEX

<P>A Critical Companion to the four principle playwrights associated with the Irish Dramatic Revival - W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Augusta Lady Gregory and Sean O'Casey - and to the birth of the Irish national theatre, the Abbey. Anthony Roche provides a reappraisal of the theatre movement led by Yeats and the work of the main practitioners.</P>

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The story of the Irish revival is that of the Abbey Theatre. Roche (Univ. of California, Davis), whose previous publications include Brian Friel: Theatre and Politics (CH, Mar'14, 51-3711) and Synge and the Making of Modern Irish Drama (CH, Jul'13, 50-6097), focuses on the figures who shaped this movement--W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, Sean O'Casey--and offers contextualized readings of their important plays. The author discusses various writers, benefactors, actors, and other figures who had a noteworthy influence on these dramas. The figure of Yeats, however, remains a presence in each chapter, a fact reflected in the period Roche covers: 1899 was the year of Yeats's staging of his first play, Countess Cathleen, and 1939 was the year of Yeats's death. To deepen and broaden his survey, Roche discusses Dion Boucicault, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw, each of whom had an indirect influence on the period. The book also features essays and interviews by Irish theater experts Paige Reynolds and P. J. Mathews and dramatist Conor McPherson. It is accessible and valuable for those who seek to understand the cultural context of the revival. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers. --Jeffrey Scott Baggett, Lander University

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Anthony Roche is Professor in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College, Dublin, and has published widely on Irish drama and theatre from the late nineteenth century to the present. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel (2006) and author of Contemporary Irish Drama (2009), Brian Friel: Theatre and Politics (2011) and Synge and the Making of Modern Irish Drama (2013).

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