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The last minstrels : Yeats and the revival of the bardic arts, Ronald Schuchard

Label
The last minstrels : Yeats and the revival of the bardic arts
Title
The last minstrels
Title remainder
Yeats and the revival of the bardic arts
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Schuchard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recovering a lost literary movement that was the most consuming preoccupation of W. B. Yeats's literary life and the most integral to his poetry and drama, Ronald Schuchard provides an historical, biographical, and critical reconstruction of the poet's lifelong attempt to restore an oral tradition by reviving the bardic arts of chanting and musical speech. From the beginning of his career Yeats was determined to return the 'living voice' of the poet from exile to the centre of culture - on its platforms, stages, and streets - thereby establishing a spiritual democracy in the arts for the non-reading as well as the reading public." "The Last Minstrels enhances our understanding of Yeats's cultural nationalism, his aims for the Abbey Theatre, and his dynamic place in a complex of interrelated arts in London and Dublin. With a wealth of new archival materials, the narrative intervenes in literary history to show the attempts of Yeats and Florence Farr to take the 'new art' of chanting to Great Britain, America, and Europe, and it reveals for the first time the influence of their auditory poetics on the visual paradigm of the Imagists. The penultimate chapter examines the adjustments Yeats made for his movement during the war, including chanting and other adaptations from Noh drama for his dance plays and choruses, until the practice of his 'unfashionable art' became dormant in the 1920s before the restless rise of realism.The final chapter resurrects his heroic effort in the 1930s to reunite poetry and music and reconstitute his dream of a spiritual democracy through the medium of public broadcasting."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schuchard, Ronald.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bards and bardism in literature
  • Yeats, W. B.
Label
The last minstrels : Yeats and the revival of the bardic arts, Ronald Schuchard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Bardic Forefathers.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • London Minstrels.
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Dublin Minstrels.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Minstrels and Masquers.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • Dancers and Choruses.
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • Spiritual Democracy.
  • p. 191
  • 7.
  • Minstrel Abroad.
  • p. 219
  • 8.
  • "As Regarding Rhythm": Minstrels and Imagists.
  • p. 256
  • 9.
  • Minstrels and Moderns.
  • p. 284
  • 10.
  • Last Minstrel.
  • p. 335
  • App. 1.
  • Florence Farr, "The Chanting of Poems" (1905).
  • p. 404
  • App. 2.
  • Florence Farr, "Music in Words" (1906).
  • p. 407
  • App. 3.
  • Edmund Dulac, "Music and Poetry" (1937).
  • p. 412
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 415
  • Index.
  • p. 425
Control code
ocn176819166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 447 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199230006
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The last minstrels : Yeats and the revival of the bardic arts, Ronald Schuchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1.
  • Bardic Forefathers.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • London Minstrels.
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Dublin Minstrels.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Minstrels and Masquers.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • Dancers and Choruses.
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • Spiritual Democracy.
  • p. 191
  • 7.
  • Minstrel Abroad.
  • p. 219
  • 8.
  • "As Regarding Rhythm": Minstrels and Imagists.
  • p. 256
  • 9.
  • Minstrels and Moderns.
  • p. 284
  • 10.
  • Last Minstrel.
  • p. 335
  • App. 1.
  • Florence Farr, "The Chanting of Poems" (1905).
  • p. 404
  • App. 2.
  • Florence Farr, "Music in Words" (1906).
  • p. 407
  • App. 3.
  • Edmund Dulac, "Music and Poetry" (1937).
  • p. 412
  • Selected Bibliography.
  • p. 415
  • Index.
  • p. 425
Control code
ocn176819166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 447 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199230006
Other physical details
ill.

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