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Synge's Negotiation of Constructs of the Tinker

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter two suggests that the ‘tinker’ had become overwhelmingly entwined with Ireland and authentic Irishness by the Revival. Synge’s ‘Irishing’ of the ‘tinker’ is give especial attention, and it is ... More


'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that ... More


Riot at the Rep

in Irish Birmingham: A History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314742
eISBN:
9781846316043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846314742.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter first describes Irish protesters' disruption of the performance of a J. M. Synge's play entitled The Tinker's Wedding at the new Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 15 May 1917. During the ... More


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