A Tragedy of Cola's Furie, Or, Lirenda's Miserie

Front Cover
Four Courts Press, Jan 1, 2009 - History - 118 pages
Cola‚??s Furie (1646) by Henry Burkhead was published in Kilkenny during the Catholic Confederacy. A fascinating composite of history play and revenge tragedy, the drama allegorizes the events and leading figures of the Irish wars prior to the Ormond cessation of 1643. At the heart of the struggle between the noble Lirendians (the Confederate Irish) and the cruel Angoleans (the puritan New English) is the title character Sir Carola Cola, a representation of Sir Charles Coote Senior, a New English commander infamous for his brutality. Burkhead depicts Cola as a demonic figure whose vengeful ‚??furie‚?? becomes symbolic of the hidden dynamics of a corrupt authority.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


A note on the text
Prefatory verses

5 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Coughlan, Department of English, University College.

Bibliographic information