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Yeats and European drama /
Michael McAteer.
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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xii, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0521769116 (hbk.), 9780521769112 (hbk.)
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
isbn
0521769116 (hbk.)
9780521769112 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7319354
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-218) and index.
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'McAteer's book makes a compelling case for the relevance of the plays today.' Irish News
'McAteer skilfully balances close reading with broad contextual analysis and provides a fresh and provocative assessment of Yeats's relationship to some of the major dramatic movements of his time, particularly naturalism, surrealism, and absurdism.' Modern Drama
'Yeats and European Drama offers a strong reading of Yeats's lifelong engagement with the theater as a crucial dimension of his political thinking, showing how Morris's socialism leads Yeats to confront the processes of commodification that appear in public rhetoric and popular arts as well as in industrial working conditions. Mediated by Morris, Ibsen's revolutionary critcisms of the "compact majority" and their institutional power become a much more significant factor in Yeats's early ecounters with symbolist drama than is usually appreciated'. Modernism/Modernity
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Michael McAteer examines the plays of W. B. Yeats, considering their place in European theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This original study considers the relationship Yeats's work bore with those of the foremost dramatists of the period, drawing comparisons with Henrik Ibsen, Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, Luigi Pirandello and Ernst Toller. It also shows how his plays addressed developments in theatre at the time, with regard to the Naturalist, Symbolist, Surrealist and Expressionist movements, and how symbolism identified Yeats's ideas concerning labour, commerce and social alienation. This book is invaluable to graduates and academics studying Yeats but also provides a fascinating account for those in Irish studies and in the wider field of drama.
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The plays of W. B. Yeats reflect both developments in European theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and also the author's ideas concerning labour, commerce and social alienation. Michael McAteer considers these works alongside those of the foremost dramatists of the period.
Main Description
Michael McAteer examines the plays of W. B. Yeats, considering their place in European theater during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This original study considers the relationship Yeats's work bore with those of the foremost dramatists of the period, drawing comparisons with Henrik Ibsen, Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, Luigi Pirandello and Ernst Toller. It also shows how his plays addressed developments in theater at the time, with regard to the Naturalist, Symbolist, Surrealist and Expressionist movements, and how symbolism identified Yeats's ideas concerning labor, commerce and social alienation. This book is invaluable to graduates and academics studying Yeats but also provides a fascinating account for those in Irish studies and in the wider field of drama.
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The plays of W.B. Yeats reflect both developments in European theatre during the late 19th and early 20th century and also the author's ideas concerning labour, commerce and social alienation. Michael McAteer considers these works alongside those of the foremost dramatists of the period.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Early Plays
Revolutionary revelation: The Land of Heart's Desire, The Countess Cathleen, Cathleen ni Houlihanp. 13
Space, power, protest: The King's Threshold and Deirdrep. 41
The Cuchulain Cycle
'I'll not be bound': On Baile's Strand and The Green Helmetp. 65
The turn to Noh: At the Hawk's Well and The Only Jealousy of Emerp. 87
'When everything sublunary must change': The Death of Cuchulainp. 110
Later Plays
'The heart of a phantom is beating': The Dreaming of the Bones and Calvaryp. 131
'O self-born mockers': The Player Queen, The Words upon the Window-pane, The Herne's Eggp. 152
History inside out: Purgatoryp. 176
Conclusionp. 193
Bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 219
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