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Lady Gregory: The Primitive Picturesque

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Where William Butler Yeats laid the foundations of his literary primitivism by immersing himself in occult studies, and where John Millington Synge immersed himself in comparative science, Lady ... 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


1899–1902: ‘Four Green Fields’

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/9780198121879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This first chapter is a narrative of how a summer house owned by Florimand Comte de Basterot became the venue where the foundation of the Abbey started. W. B. Yeats, during his stay in the Duras, ... More


Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The literature of the Irish Revival of the 1890s should be seen as a hinge between the 19th and 20th centuries. Its authors appropriated the ‘primitive’ through the lenses of comparative ... More


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


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


‘A bad master’: religion, Jacobitism, and the politics of representation in Lady Gregory’s The White Cockade

Anna Pilz

in Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Lady Gregory’s historical drama The White Cockade within the context of the fin-de-siècle revival of Jacobitism. With its historical focus on the Battle of the Boyne and its ... More


Introduction: Our Proper Dark

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the work of the first three directors of the Abbey Theatre — William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, and John Millington Synge — and in each case suggests the nature of their personal ... 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


Conclusion

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The primitivism of the Irish Revival has been misunderstood for too long because its complex and varied politics have been seen as depending on a particularly uncomplicated attitude towards the past. ... More


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