Staging Beckett In Ireland And Northern Ireland
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✏Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland Book Summary : This is the first full-length study to focus on the staging of Samuel Beckett's drama in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Beckett's relationship with his native land was a complex one, but the importance of his drama as a creative force both historically and in contemporary practice in Ireland and Northern Ireland cannot be underestimated. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials and re-examining familiar narratives, this volume traces the history of Beckett's drama at Dublin's Abbey and Gate Theatres as well as bringing to light unexamined and little-known productions such as those performed in the Irish language, Druid Theatre Company's productions, and those of Dublin's Focus Theatre. Leading scholars in Beckett studies and in Irish drama, including Anna McMullan and Anthony Roche, and renowned interpreters of Beckett's dramatic work such as Barry McGovern, explore Beckett's drama within the context of Irish creative theatrical practice and heritage, and analyse its legacies. As with its companion volume, Staging Beckett in Great Britain, production analyses are underpinned by a consideration of the political, economic and cultural contexts. Readers are invited to experience Beckett's drama as resonating in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex and connected histories of Ireland, north and south.
📒Staging Beckett In Great Britain ✍ David Tucker
✏Staging Beckett in Great Britain Book Summary : Beckett's relationship with British theatre is complex and underexplored, yet his impact has been immense. Uniquely placing performance history at the centre of its analysis, this volume examines Samuel Beckett's drama as it has been staged in Great Britain, bringing to light a wide range of untold histories and in turn illuminating six decades of drama in Britain. Ranging from studies of the first English tour of Waiting for Godot in 1955 to Talawa's 2012 all-black co-production of the same play, Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain excavates a host of archival resources in order to historicize how Beckett's drama has interacted with specific theatres, directors and theatre cultures in the UK. It traces production histories of plays such as Krapp's Last Tape; presents Beckett's working relationships with the Royal Court, Riverside and West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as with directors such as Peter Hall; looks at the history of Beckett's drama in Scotland and how the plays have been staged in London's West End. Production analyses are mapped onto political, economic and cultural contexts of Great Britain so that Beckett's drama resonates in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex contexts of Great Britain's regions. With contributions from experts in the fields of both Beckett studies and UK drama, including S.E. Gontarski, David Pattie, Mark Taylor-Batty and Sos Eltis, the volume offers an exceptional and unique understanding of Beckett's reception on the UK stage and the impact of his drama within UK theatre practices. Together with its sister volume, Staging Samuel Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland it will prove a terrific resource for students, scholars and theatre practitioners.
📒The Cambridge Companion To Twentieth Century Irish Drama ✍ Shaun Richards
✏The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century Irish Drama Book Summary : This collection covers the whole range of Irish drama from the late nineteenth-century melodramas to contemporary Dublin theatre festivals.
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📒Antigone ✍ Owen McCafferty
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📒Staging The Easter Rising ✍ James Moran
✏Staging the Easter Rising Book Summary : * An exciting new interpretation of 1916 as theatre and its later representation on the stage, with a particular focus on gender. "Both stylistically and conceptually, the author works in broad vivid strokes, ultimately producing a book that re-imagines familiar territory in an original and often unexpected way. This is a brave book, one that wades into the undergrowth of some of the bigger and more perilous jungles of Irish cultural debate: Yeats, Casement, the women of 1916, the Abbey and elitism, de Valera, revisionism." -- Christopher Morash This is the most original exploration of representations of the 1916 Rising since William Irwin Thompson's 1967 classic, The Imagination of an Insurrection. It offers new insights into the studied theatricality of the rising, in the context of plays by Pearse and MacDonagh and a rediscovered play of Connolly's Under Which Flag? The book argues that the Rising set out to proclaim sexual equality as well as political independence, but that, while the myth of 1916 became central to Irish political and cultural life, the rebels' radical ideas about gender were ignored. New readings and contexts are provided for O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars and for Yeats's The Dreaming of the Bones. The role of de Valera in the shaping of official commemoration is assessed, while the intervention of Shaw throws new light on the Casement controversy. Surveying representations of the Rising in more recent Irish theatre, especially since the 1966 commemoration, the author shows how gender issues have resurfaced.
📒A Dictionary Of Irish Biography ✍ Henry Boylan
✏A Dictionary of Irish Biography Book Summary : Dictionary of Irish Biography is an essential reference book that contains brief biographies of 1,700 people, & is the only one-volume A-Z that summarizes the lives & achievements of Ireland's most distinguished people from 400 A.D. to the present. The list of subjects includes hundreds of figures of literary, cultural, political, & sociological note, from Eamon deValera to pirate queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile); from St. Patrick to Mary Robinson; from Samuel Beckett to Liam Neeson. Alongside the major Irish personalities are curious entries such as Francis Beaufort, the hydrographer after whom the Beaufort Scale for measuring wind velocity was named; Patrick Bronte, clergyman father of the novelists; & Marie-Louise O'Murphi, mistress of Louis XV of France.