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The Resource Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness

Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness

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Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness
Title
Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By comparing the theatre of Samuel Beckett to more culturally specific Irish plays, the book establishes a greater international and theatrically experimental context for the field than has been recognised. Its three central chapters offer close and contextualised readings of the careers of Brian Friel, Tom Murphy and Thomas Kilroy across a span of more than four decades. The drama of Northern Ireland and its theatrical response to political violence receives sustained attention through a wide range of playwrights, including Frank McGuinness, Gary Mitchell, Christina Reid and Anne Devlin. A new chapter considers the work of such younger playwrights as Martin McDonagh and Marina Carr who emerged in the 1990s to probe the shortcomings of the 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Roche, Anthony
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Gill's studies in Irish literature
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  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Beckett and Yeats: among the dreaming shades --- 2. Beckett and Behan: waiting for your man --- 3. Friel's drama: leaving and coming home --- 4. Murphy's drama: tragedy and after --- 5. Kilroy's doubles --- 6. Northern Irish drama: imagining alternatives ---- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780717122400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Contemporary Irish drama: from Beckett to McGuinness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Beckett and Yeats: among the dreaming shades --- 2. Beckett and Behan: waiting for your man --- 3. Friel's drama: leaving and coming home --- 4. Murphy's drama: tragedy and after --- 5. Kilroy's doubles --- 6. Northern Irish drama: imagining alternatives ---- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780717122400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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