Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama

ISBN-10: 0393932435

ISBN-13: 9780393932430

Edition: 2nd 2008

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This edition reprints the complete texts of 14 plays, by ten major Irish playwrights. A section on the Irish dramatic revival and theatre in Ireland are included.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.40" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

John P. Harrington is Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. He is the author of The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street, The Irish Play on the New York Stage, The Irish Beckett: Irish Contexts of Samuel Beckett's Work, and The English Traveler in Ireland. He has published many articles on a wide range of topics in Irish literature.

Introduction
The Texts of the Plays
The Pot of Broth
At the Hawk's Well
Purgatory
Spreading the News
The Rising of the Moon
Riders to the Sea
The Playboy of the Western World
John Bull's Other Island
Juno and the Paycock
Krapp's Last Tape
Translations
The Weir
By the Bog of Cats
Backgrounds and Criticism
The Irish Dramatic Revival
Our Irish Theatre
What Should Be the Subjects of National Drama?
An Irish National Theatre
An Irish National Theatre
[The Collaborations of Yeats and Lady Gregory]
On W. B. Yeats
An Introduction for My Plays
Strangers in the House
Cathleen ni Houlihan Writes Back
[At The Hawk's Well]
[Purgatory]
On Lady Gregory
Spreading the News
A Note on Spreading the News
The Rising of the Moon
[Spreading the News]
Image-Maker for Ireland: Augusta
On J. M. Synge
Preface to the Playboy of the Western World
Preface to the First Edition of the Well of the Saints
[Journal 1907]
The Controversy over the Playboy of the Western World
The First Playboy
[The Playboy of the Western World]
On Bernard Shaw
Preface far Politicians
The Rejection of Shaw's Irish Play: John Bull's Other Island
Irish Romance
John Bull's Other Islander-Bernard Shaw
On Sean O'Casey
[Journal 1923-24]
[Journal 1923-24]
[Juno and the Paycock]
[Juno and the Paycock]
Sensationalizing Sacrifice
On Samuel Beckett
Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider
[Krapp's Last Tape]
The Irish Beckett
Beckett and Yeats: Among the Dreaming Shades
Chronicles of the Human Heart
On Brian Friel
Field Day Theatre Company
Program Notes for Translations
Making a Reply to the Criticisms of Translations
[Translations: A Night at the Theatre]
[Review of Translations]
Translations: On the Page and On the Stage
On Conor McPherson
[The Weir]
Secular Morality in the Plays of Conor McPherson
The Structural Elegance of Conor McPherson's The Weir
Pastoral Exhibits: Narrating Authenticities in Conor McPherson's The Weir
On Marina Carr
[Introduction to Plays]
[Interview: On Playing in By the Bog of Cats]
A Cautionary Tale: Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats
Grotesque and Carnivalesque Elements in By the Bog of Cats
On Theater in Ireland
[Postcolonialism and Irish Theater]
Translating Women into Irish Theatre History
The Abbey Theatre and the Irish State
Pageants, Parades, and Performance Culture
Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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