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Performing Character in Modern Irish Drama

Between Art and Society

Authors: Lachman, Michał

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  • Situates Irish drama in the context of European drama and wider developments within the field of humanities
  • Pursues a clear theme of the representation of the human self and its evolution through distinct historical periods
  • Reflects the condition of Irish society in the context of political and philosophical changes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
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This book is about the history of character in modern Irish drama. It traces the changing fortunes of the human self in a variety of major Irish plays across the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium. Through the analysis of dramatic protagonists created by such authors as Yeats, Synge, O’Casey, Friel and Murphy, and McGuinness and Walsh, it tracks the development of aesthetic and literary styles from modernism to more recent phenomena, from Celtic Revival to Celtic Tiger, and after.
The human character is seen as a testing ground and battlefield for new ideas, for social philosophies, and for literary conventions through which each historical epoch has attempted to express its specific cultural and literary identity. In this context, Irish drama appears to be both part of the European literary tradition, engaging with its most contentious issues, and a field of resistance to some conventions from continental centres of avant-garde experimentation. Simultaneously, it follows artistic fashions and redefines them in its critical contribution to European artistic and theatrical diversity.

About the authors

Michał Lachman is Lecturer in English and Irish Drama at the Department of Drama, University of Lodz, Poland. His research interests include the history of twentieth-century British and Irish drama, literary theory and translation. He has published on Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill and Howard Barker, and translated Frank McGuinness’s and Christina Reid’s plays into Polish.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09515-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performing Character in Modern Irish Drama
Book Subtitle
Between Art and Society
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76535-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76535-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76534-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09515-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 312
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