Shakespeare and Twentieth-century Irish Drama: Conceptualizing Identity and Staging Boundaries

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 115 pages
This study specifically explores Shakespeare's influence on the dramatic genre in Ireland through an examination of two representative Irish writers, modern dramatist Sean O'Casey and contemporary playwright Brian Friel.
 

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Contents

The Blurring of National Identity
5
or a View of the Present State of England
12
Brush up your Shakespeare
38
Religion and Politics
49
Peripheral Visions
65
Colonial Domination and Deculturation in Brian Friels
76
Assimilation and Colonization of the Other
83
Conclusion
95
Bibliography
105
Index
111
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