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Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Bill Angus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Intelligence and in the Early Modern Theatre explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. It offers insight into why ... More


A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

A Matter of Intelligence is a book about the British Security Service MI5. More specifically, it concerns one particular aspect of its work, the surveillance of anti-Nazi German refugees during the ... More


‘About the most dangerous of all these organisations’: The Czech Refugee Trust Fund

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the Czech Refugee Trust Fund (CRTF), originally set up by the British government after the Munich Agreement as the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia in October ... More


Whispers and lies: the informers

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with the informers who played a crucial part in MI5's business of intelligence gathering. Compiling information on the German-speaking refugee population was frequently achieved by ... More


Parting company

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This final chapter traces the post-war biographies of MI5's major refugee targets, their most prolific informers, such as ‘Kaspar’ and Kurt Hiller, and their MI5 handlers such as Claud Sykes and ... More


Departing the Republican Movement: Memoir-Writing and the Politics of Dissent

Stephen Hopkins

in The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Some Provisional Republicans increasingly challenged both the contemporary trajectory of the movement, as defined by its tight-knit leadership group, and also the historical narrative of the conflict ... More


‘Skin the Goat’s Curse’ on James Carey: Narrating the Story of the Phoenix Park Murders through Contemporary Broadside Ballads

Teresa O’Donnell

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The death of the arch-informer James Carey is the focus of this exposition of the popular balladry that followed the Phoenix Park Murders of 1883. The broadside ballad is recognised as a key source ... More


Ribbon Networks in the 1820s: A Revolutionary Moment

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers Dublin Ribbonism in the age of radicalism. It frames the conspiratorial aspects of Ribbonism and the larger context of spies, informers and their collusion with the state. It ... More


Metadrama and the Murderous Nature of Authority

Bill Angus

in Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since early modern debate about the legitimacy of theatre concerns the question of the author’s authority in relation to that of the licensing authorities, and their informers, the fear of ... More


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