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Shakespeare and twentieth-century Irish drama : conceptualizing identity and staging boundaries / Rebecca Steinberger.

  • Author

    Steinberger, Rebecca.,

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  • Publisher

    Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.

  • Subject

    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.

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    9780754637806 (hbk.), 0754637808 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    115 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: What ish my nation" : the blurring of national identity in Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Spenser’s A view of the present state of Ireland -- "Past and to come seems best; things present worse" : appropriations of Shakespeare’s 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.