Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama

Learning to be Oscar's Contemporary

Authors: Price, Graham

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  • Represents the first book-length study of the Wildean aesthetic in contemporary Irish drama
  • Examines an extensive range of Wilde’s writings (as opposed to merely his plays)
  • Demonstrates that contemporary playwrights engage with Wilde’s legacy in distinct and unique ways
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This book is about the Wildean aesthetic in contemporary Irish drama. Through elucidating a discernible Wildean strand in the plays of Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Marina Carr and Frank McGuinness, it demonstrates that Oscar Wilde's importance to Ireland's theatrical canon is equal to that of W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge and Samuel Beckett. The study examines key areas of the Wildean aesthetic: his aestheticizing of experience via language and self-conscious performance; the notion of the dandy in Wildean texts and how such a figure is engaged with in today's dramas; and how his contribution to the concept of a ‘verbal theatre’ has influenced his dramatic successors. It is of particular pertinence to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of Irish drama and Irish literature, and for those interested in the work of Oscar Wilde, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Thomas Kilroy, Marina Carr and Frank McGuinness.

About the authors

Graham Price is Lecturer at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

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“This is an important and timely book which will appeal to scholars and students alike: of both Wilde and contemporary Irish drama. Lively, erudite and compelling, it helps us to understand the shifting complexity of literary and cultural influence.” (Neil Sammells, Professor of English and Irish Drama, Bath Spa University, UK, and Editor of Irish Studies Review)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama
Book Subtitle
Learning to be Oscar's Contemporary
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93345-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93345-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93344-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
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