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A Reader’s Guide to Modern Irish Drama

Sanford Sternlicht

Cloth $34.95L    |   0-8156-2773-4    |   1998

Paper $16.95    |   0-8156-0525-0    |   1998

This book provides an introduction to one of the great dramatic and theatrical traditions of Western culture.

This book includes information on the most recent and youngest playwrights working today at the Abbey, Druid, and Lyric Theatres. Beginning with essays on twentieth-century Irish history, The Irish Literary Theatre, and the development of the Modern Irish Theatre in Dublin, Belfast, Galway and other cities, this guide presents biographies and bibliographies of more than twenty-five major twentieth-century Irish dramatists from Lady Gregory, Yeats, and Synge to O’Casey, Beckett, and Behan; from Friel and McGuinness to Marina Carr and Martin McDonagh.

Most significantly, Sternlicht discusses the important plays of all the playwrights included and the major themes of modern Irish drama: the struggle for independence, the cruelty of poverty, the pains of emigration and exile, the decline of the Anglo-Irish ascendency, the power of religion, the longing for land, and the familial and gender conflicts of a people in post-colonial transition. A selected bibliography completes the study.

Sanford Sternlicht teaches dramatic literature and theory in the Department of English at Syracuse University. He is the author of A Reader’s Guide to Modern British Drama and A Reader’s Guide to Modern American Drama.

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