Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama
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Edited by John P. Harrington
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Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama by John P. Harrington
Book DescriptionThis revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition reprints the complete texts of fourteen plays by the major Irish playwrights: W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, and Marina Carr. The texts are accompanied by John Harrington's introduction to the volume and by his detailed explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds and Criticism" is chronologically organized by playwright and includes prefaces, letters, journal entries, program notes, and interpretative essays for each play in the volume. In order to provide additional context for readers, these materials are preceded by five essays on the early-twentieth-century "The Irish Dramatic Revival" and followed by four essays on the current state of "Theater in Ireland." A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393932430
(213mm x 132mm x 38mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Modern Irish Drama, Paperback (June 1991)» View all books by John P. Harrington
This is a reprint of the complete texts of 12 plays by the major Irish playwrights (W.B.Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M.Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett and Brian Friel). The texts are accompanied by numerous explanatory notes, references, memoirs and so on.
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Author Biography - John P. Harrington
John P. Harrington is Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University. He is the author of The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street, The Irish Play on the New York Stage, The Irish Beckett: Irish Contexts of Samuel Beckett's Work, and The English Traveler in Ireland. He has published many articles on a wide range of topics in Irish literature.
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