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W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Lauren Arrington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book utilizes new source material and documents that have not previously been analysed with regard to the Abbey Theatre's history in order to reconstruct the political, socio‐religious, and ... More


‘Theatre business, management of men’: The Politics of Compromise

Lauren Arrington

in W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter concludes, starting with looking at how vital it is to consider scholarly work on the history of the Abbey Theatre for getting a full, accurate representation of the multivalent ... More


The Union of Sceptics, 1903–1906

BEN LEVITAS

in The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253432
eISBN:
9780191719196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the fracture of the theatre movement and cultural nationalist alliances in the post-Boer period. Yeats, with financial backing from Annie Horniman, was able to set up the INTS ... More


1951–1966: ‘I remember everything’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Theatre is a business. Managing it requires planning in every step, and budget. All actions are monitored and projects that needed money are reviewed by a board of directors and by people who supply ... More


1966–1985: ‘History is personal’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

IThe Abbey Theatre faced many difficulties between 1966 and the 1980s. The new Abbey Theatre opened on 18 July 1966, but not without difficulty. Its patent had run out about the time of the 1951 ... More


The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Robert Welch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its home in ... More


Conclusion

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a summary of the book and looks at the foundation of the Abbey Theatre, the Irish National Theatre, and how it all started from that afternoon at the Duras House. The first play of ... More


Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Brian Cliff and Nicholas Grene (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

J. M. Synge’s dramatic career, from his first plays in 1902 to his premature death in 1909, almost exactly coincided with the years of Edward VII’s reign. Those years have long been studied in a ... More


Synge and Edwardian Theatre

Adrian Frazier

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the plays of J. M. Synge are normally seen in the context of the ‘Irish dramatic revival,’ or the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, this chapter relates them to a wider spectrum of theatrical ... More


The watershed, 1903–7

F. S. L. LYONS

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the political history of Ireland during the period from 1903 to 1907. It suggests that the full significance and complexity of the watershed in Irish history can be best ... More


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