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The latest volume in this esteemed collection gathers together - for the first time - all of the preeminent poet's time-honoured essays on drama and the groundbreaking movement that led to the enduring Irish theatre of today.

Although the reputation of W.B.Yeats as one of the preeminent writers of the twentieth-century rests primarily on his poetry, drama and the theatre were among his abiding concerns. The Irish Dramatic Movement gathers together for the first time all his major dramatic criticism for the years 1899-1919, including previously uncollected material. A practising dramatist himself, Yeats had strong convictions about the goals of the Irish theatre and the appropriate plays to be produced. The essays in this new collection address many topics, from the turbulent early years of that that became the Abbey Theatre, to the controversies over the plays of John Millington Synge, to the relationship between drama and nationalism. Also evident are Yeats's judgements on numerous plays, playwrights and productions, both in Irish and English.

The Irish Dramartic Movement is an essential volume for readers of Yeats as well as students of the early years of twentieth-century theatre.


Description

The latest volume in this esteemed collection gathers together - for the first time - all of the preeminent poet's time-honoured essays on drama and the groundbreaking movement that led to the enduring Irish theatre of today.

Although the reputation of W.B.Yeats as one of the preeminent writers of the twentieth-century rests primarily on his poetry, drama and the theatre were among his abiding concerns. The Irish Dramatic Movement gathers together for the first time all his major dramatic criticism for the years 1899-1919, including previously uncollected material. A practising dramatist himself, Yeats had strong convictions about the goals of the Irish theatre and the appropriate plays to be produced. The essays in this new collection address many topics, from the turbulent early years of that that became the Abbey Theatre, to the controversies over the plays of John Millington Synge, to the relationship between drama and nationalism. Also evident are Yeats's judgements on numerous plays, playwrights and productions, both in Irish and English.

The Irish Dramartic Movement is an essential volume for readers of Yeats as well as students of the early years of twentieth-century theatre.


Reviews

'The volume will help Yeats scholars to get a more rounded view of his literary output by showing how important was his work as a dramatist.' - Edward Bradbury, Contemporary Review


Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Irish Dramatic Movement
Prefaces and Note
Uncollected Contributions to Beltaine, Samhain, and The Arrow
History of the Text
Textual Emendations and Corrections
Notes
Index


Authors

MARY FITZGERALD formerly Professor of English and Assosicate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri at St Louis.

RICHARD J. FINNERAN is General Editor, with George Mills Harper, of The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, and currently holds the Hodges Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA.