General John Regan

Author: George A. Birmingham
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
ISBN: 132953784X
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General John Regan from the Author: George A. Birmingham. James Owen Hannay was an Irish clergyman who wrote dozens of novels, stories and plays under the pen name "George A. Birmingham." General John Regan is a sharp satirical play about a charming huckster who spearheads a campaign to honor a purported local hero by erecting a statue in his honor in the small Irish village of his birth. The drama hit too close to home when it was first staged in Ireland -- locals rioted to protest the perceived slight against the Irish people.

Riot And Great Anger

Author: Joan Fitzpatrick Dean
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 029919664X
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Riot And Great Anger from the Author: Joan Fitzpatrick Dean. Although books, films, and periodicals were subject to Irish government censorship through much of the twentieth century, stage productions were not. The theater became a public space to air cultural confrontations between Church and State, individual and community, and “freedom of the theatre” versus the audience’s right to disagree. And disagree they often did. Throughout the twentieth century, Irish performances of new plays by William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, and Sean O’Casey, as well as those of such lesser-known playwrights as George Birmingham, often evoked heated responses from theatergoers, sometimes resulting in riots and public denunciation of playwrights and actors.

English Drama 1900 1930

Author: Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780521129473
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English Drama 1900 1930 from the Author: Allardyce Nicoll.

The Smart Set

Author: George Jean Nathan
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The Smart Set from the Author: George Jean Nathan.

Irish Literature Since 1800

Author: Norman Vance
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870506
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Irish Literature Since 1800 from the Author: Norman Vance. This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed. It begins with a brief outline of Irish history, of Irish writing in Irish and Latin, and of writing in English before 1800. Later chapters consider Irish romanticism, Victorian Ireland, W.B.Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival, new directions in Irish writing after Joyce and the literature of contemporary Ireland, north and south, from 1960 to the present.

American Theatre A Chronicle Of Comedy And Drama 1914 1930

Author: Gerald Bordman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195090789
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American Theatre A Chronicle Of Comedy And Drama 1914 1930 from the Author: Gerald Bordman. "A tireless researcher, he [Bordman] is also a concise and lively writer....An invaluable reference book and a great read."--Happening.

Cinema And Ireland

Author: Kevin Rockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131792858X
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Cinema And Ireland from the Author: Kevin Rockett. This was the first comprehensive study of film production in Ireland from the silent period to the present day, and of representations of Ireland and ‘Irishness’ in native, British, and American films. It remains an authority on the topic. The book focuses on Irish history and politics to examine the context and significance of such films as Irish Destiny, The Quiet Man, Ryan’s Daughter, Man of Aran, Cal, The Courier, and The Dead.

The Years Of O Casey 1921 1926

Author: Robert Goode Hogan
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874134216
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The Years Of O Casey 1921 1926 from the Author: Robert Goode Hogan. This documentary history covers a period of Irish political and dramatic climax that had an impact not only on the nation, but on the world as well. During these years both Ireland and its major theater attained a position, however precarious, of stability. De Valera and the Republicans laid down their arms and entered politics, while, by a state subsidy, the Abbey was formally recognized as the Irish National Theatre. The importance of these years goes far beyond Ireland itself because the Irish masterpieces of Sean O'Casey - The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars - made an impact upon world drama nearly as profound as that of Luigi Pirandello or of Eugene O'Neill. As this book is a documentary history, the story is told primarily through the words of the writers, actors, producers, critics, and members of the audience who themselves lived and created the story. However, these contemporary accounts are frequently amplified and put into modern perspective, particularly at crucial moments such as a major production, a final production, or a death. The authors have particularly done so with writers of some importance such as Edward Martyn, William Boyle, or T. C. Murray. Since the theater of these years was especially influenced by the state of the country, the authors give considerable space to the disruptive political events of the times. Always, however, this is done from the particular vantage point of the theater and its workers, for the Irish theater vigorously reacted to and quickly assimilated the turbulent political events of the day: the raids, the reprisals, the burnings, and the murders. These 1,800 days really break into two periods. The first comprises the violence of the Black and Tan War, the exhaustion that led to the treaty, and the bitterness occasioned by the treaty that led to the culminating ferocity of the civil war. The second is politically and theatrically a time of consolidation and assimilation. The two early plays of O'Casey might well be seen as symptoms of this healing process. The wound in the body politic was deep, however, and not to be so quickly or so easily healed; moreover, such matters as The Plough row and O'Casey's departure from Ireland inevitably seem to be later, more lasting symptoms of divisions that still fester in Ireland today. The authors' account of Ireland's drama is not merely confined to the capital city of Dublin, but also to Belfast, Cork, and the provinces. Also included are a full bibliography and cast listings of all the significant new plays produced or published during the period.