Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Author: Shonagh Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108485333

Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 841

Provides an historical overview of women's mythmaking and thus their contributions to, and an alternative genealogy of, modern Irish theatre.

Plays by Women in Ireland (1926-33): Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance

Plays by Women in Ireland (1926-33): Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance

Author: Margaret O’Leary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350234666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 138

This anthology provides access to neglected theatrical work and broadens our understanding of the history of Irish theatre as well as the vital role of women within it. The introduction places these plays in dialogue with one another as well as within the national context of the repealing of women's rights during the Irish Free State years. These are plays by authors including Mary Manning, Dorothy Macardle, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Kate O'Brien and Margaret O'Leary, which are difficult to access, but which are increasingly visible in Irish theatre scholarship. This unique collection places the playwrights in dialogue to form a tradition of women's theatrical work that challenges the male-dominated literary canon of Irish theatre, as well as enriching the body of women's theatrical work in the Anglophone world during the interwar years. Includes the plays: Kate O'Brien – Distinguished Villa (1926) Margaret O'Leary – The Woman (1929) Mary Manning – Youth's the Season (1931) Dorothy Macardle – Witch's Brew (1931) Mary Devenport O'Neill – Bluebeard (1933)

The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

Author: David Clare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800859463

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 711

This two-volume edited collection illuminates the valuable counter-canon of Irish women's playwriting with forty-two essays written by leading and emerging Irish theatre scholars and practitioners. Covering three hundred years of Irish theatre history from 1716 to 2016, it is the most comprehensive study of plays written by Irish women to date. These short essays provide both a valuable introduction and innovative analysis of key playtexts, bringing renewed attention to scripts and writers that continue to be under-represented in theatre criticism and performance. Volume One covers plays by Irish women playwrights written between 1716 to 1992, and seeks to address and redress the historic absence of Irish female playwrights in theatre histories. Highlighting the work of nine women playwrights from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as thirteen of the twentieth century's key writers, the chapters in this volume explore such varied themes as the impact of space and place on identity, women's strategic use of genre, and theatrical responses to shifts in Irish politics and culture.

Fifty Key Irish Plays

Fifty Key Irish Plays

Author: Shaun Richards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000631272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 586

Fifty Key Irish Plays charts the progression of modern Irish drama from Dion Boucicault’s entry on to the global stage of the Irish diaspora to the contemporary dramas created by the experiences of the New Irish. Each chapter provides a brief plot outline along with informed analysis and, alert to the cultural and critical context of each play, an account of the key roles that they played in the developing story of Irish drama. While the core of the collection is based on the critical canon, including work by J. M. Synge, Lady Gregory, Teresa Deevy, and Brian Friel, plays such as Tom Mac Intyre’s The Great Hunger and ANU Productions’ Laundry, which illuminate routes away from the mainstream, are also included. With a focus on the development of form as well as theme, the collection guides the reader to an informed overview of Irish theatre via succinct and insightful essays by an international team of academics. This invaluable collection will be of particular interest to undergraduate students of theatre and performance studies and to lay readers looking to expand their appreciation of Irish drama.

Performance, Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times

Performance, Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times

Author: Elin Diamond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137598103

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 392

This book is a provocative new study of global feminist activism that opposes neoliberal regimes across several sites including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The feminist performative acts featured in the book contest the aggressive unravelling of collectively won gains in gender, sexual and racial equality, the appearance of new planes of discrimination, and the social consequences of political economies based on free market ideology. The investigations of affect theory follow the circulation of intensities – of political impingements on bodies, subjective and symbolic violence, and the shock of dispossession – within and beyond individuals to the social and political sphere. Affect is a helpful matrix for discussing the volatile interactivity between performer and spectator, whether live or technologically mediated. Contending that there is no activism without affect, the collection brings back to the table the activist and hopeful potential of feminism.

Plays by Women in Ireland (1926-33): Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance

Plays by Women in Ireland (1926-33): Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance

Author: Margaret O’Leary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350234635

Category: Drama

Page: 265

View: 224

This anthology provides access to neglected theatrical work and broadens our understanding of the history of Irish theatre as well as the vital role of women within it. The introduction places these plays in dialogue with one another as well as within the national context of the repealing of women's rights during the Irish Free State years. These are plays by authors including Mary Manning, Dorothy Macardle, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Kate O'Brien and Margaret O'Leary, which are difficult to access, but which are increasingly visible in Irish theatre scholarship. This unique collection places the playwrights in dialogue to form a tradition of women's theatrical work that challenges the male-dominated literary canon of Irish theatre, as well as enriching the body of women's theatrical work in the Anglophone world during the interwar years. Includes the plays: Kate O'Brien – Distinguished Villa (1926) Margaret O'Leary – The Woman (1929) Mary Manning – Youth's the Season (1931) Dorothy Macardle – Witch's Brew (1931) Mary Devenport O'Neill – Bluebeard (1933)

Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century: Printing technology-zoos

Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century: Printing technology-zoos

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: UOM:49015002848282

Category: United States

Page: 584

View: 640

"The 19th century was arguably the most important in the nation's history, making the publication of this first-rate encyclopedia a significant event. Students using this 600-entry work, which is conveniently keyed to the National Standards for United States History, will find the entries easy to follow and enjoyable to read. It is an essential purchase for all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Author: Martin L. Friedland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022027372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 928

Based on presentations given by professors of English literature from the U. of Toronto in a law school seminar at the University, 13 literary scholars (including the late Northrop Frye) explore the subject of crime in a wide range of literary works. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR