Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, and the Dead James Connolly

Authors: O’Ceallaigh Ritschel, Nelson

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  • Details the Irish socialistic tracks pursued by Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey that were arguably impacted by the executed James Connolly
  • Unearths carefully the historical context
  • Furthers the knowledge of Shaw, O’Casey, and Connolly
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This book details the Irish socialistic tracks pursued by Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey, mostly after 1916, that were arguably impacted by the executed James Connolly. The historical context is carefully unearthed, stretching from its 1894 roots via W. B. Yeats’ dream of Shaw as a menacing, yet grinning sewing machine, to Shaw’s and O’Casey’s 1928 masterworks. In the process, Shaw’s War Issues for Irishmen, Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress, The Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman, Saint Joan, The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, and O’Casey’s The Story of the Irish Citizen Army, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, The Plough and the Stars, and The Silver Tassie are reconsidered, revealing previously undiscovered textures to the masterworks. All of which provides a rethinking, a reconsideration of Ireland’s great drama of the 1920s, as well as furthering the knowledge of Shaw, O’Casey, and Connolly.

About the authors

Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel is the author of Bernard Shaw, W. T. Stead, and the New Journalism (2017) and Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation (2011). He is a professor of Humanities, Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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"The breadth of scholarship presented here is truly impressive not only in its scope but also in its deft integration. . . . This is a work that makes major contributions to several different fields: Irish culture, including early twentieth-century theatre, political and intellectual histories; Shaw studies; O'Casey scholarship; and the intersection of international socialist thought and nationalistic revolutionary action."

--Gary Richardson, Professor of English, Mercer University, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, and the Dead James Connolly
Authors
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74274-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74274-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74273-7
Series ISSN
2634-5811
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 286
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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