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Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre

Art, Drama, Politics

Authors: Remport, Eglantina

  • Addresses for the first time Ruskin’s immense influence on the period of the Irish Revival
  • Represents a pioneering study of the influence of nineteenth-century aesthetic, social and political movements on artistic and social discourse in Ireland at the beginning of the twentieth century
  • Combines the latest research within the field of Irish Studies with that within the field of Victorian Studies
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This book is the first comprehensive critical assessment of the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Augusta Gregory, founder, patron, director, and dramatist of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It elaborates on her distinctive vision of the social role of a National Theatre in Ireland, especially in relation to the various reform movements of her age: the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, the Co-operative Movement, and the Home Industries Movement. It illustrates the impact of John Ruskin on the aesthetic and social ideals of Lady Gregory and her circle that included Horace Plunkett, George Russell, John Millington Synge, William Butler Yeats, and George Bernard Shaw. All of these friends visited the celebrated Gregory residence of Coole Park in Country Galway, most famously Yeats. The study thus provides a pioneering evaluation of Ruskin’s immense influence on artistic, social, and political discourse in Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

About the authors

Eglantina Remport is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where she teaches modern Irish literature, Victorian literature, and Modernist literature. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of English, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Remport, Eglantina

    Pages 1-16

  • ‘My Education’: Sir William Gregory, the Grand Tours, and the Visual Arts

    Remport, Eglantina

    Pages 17-49

  • ‘The “whorl” of Troy’: Celtic Mythology, Victorian Hellenism, and the Irish Literary Revival

    Remport, Eglantina

    Pages 51-84

  • ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’: Education, Social Reform, and the Abbey Theatre

    Remport, Eglantina

    Pages 85-119

  • ‘See a play as a picture’: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Sister Arts, and the Irish Plays

    Remport, Eglantina

    Pages 121-156

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76611-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76610-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lady Gregory and Irish National Theatre
Book Subtitle
Art, Drama, Politics
Authors
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76611-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76611-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76610-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 237
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