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Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Connal Parr

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

This book approaches Ulster Protestantism through its theatrical and cultural intersection with politics, re-establishing a forgotten history and engaging with contemporary debates. Anchored by the ... More


Loyalism, Celebrity, and the Politics of Personality: Dibdin in the 1790s

David Kennerley

in Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198812425
eISBN:
9780191853593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812425.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Just as he began to achieve commercial success with his solo shows, Dibdin became embroiled in a series of libel trials following accusations in the press that his songs were plagiarized from Isaac ... More


Warriors and Ruins: Loyalism, Rebellion, and Recusancy in Cymbeline’s Wales

Stewart Mottram

in Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836384
eISBN:
9780191873638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836384.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores Shakespeare’s response to the ‘bare ruined choirs’ of dissolved churches and monasteries, focusing on Cymbeline (c.1610) and showing how this play’s language of ruin works to ... More


Stewart Parker, the UWC Strike of May 1974, and Prisons

Connal Parr

in Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the UWC strike of May 1974 through the prism of playwright Stewart Parker. A native of East Belfast, Parker experimented with the dramatic form at the same time as structuring ... More


The Anger and Energy of Gary Mitchell

Connal Parr

in Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

Born and brought up on the overwhelmingly Protestant Rathcoole housing estate, Gary Mitchell explored the fragmentation of Ulster Loyalism during the era of the peace process in his key plays and ... More


Loyal Women? Marie Jones and Christina Reid

Connal Parr

in Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

Marie Jones and Christina Reid earned critical and commercial success, with the former breaking through with the Charabanc Theatre Company ensemble in 1983 and Reid emerging via the Lyric Theatre ... More


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