Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.
English drama Irish authors History and criticism
English drama 20th century History and criticism
Ireland In literature.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Influence.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Histories.
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964. Criticism and interpretation.
Friel, Brian. Criticism and interpretation.
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: What ish my nation" : the blurring of national identity in Shakespeares Henry V, Richard II, and Spensers A view of the present state of Ireland -- "Past and to come seems best; things present worse" : appropriations of Shakespeares Henriad in modern Irish drama -- "Something is being eroded" : peripheral visions in contemporary Irish drama. Summary, etc: This study specifically explores Shakespeare's influence on the dramatic genre in Ireland through an examination of two representative Irish writers, modern dramatist Sean O'Casey and contemporary playwright Brian Friel.