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Irish drama, modernity and the passion play

by Alexandra Poulain | 26 January 2017
Category: Performing Arts
Synopsis
This book discusses Irish Passion plays (plays that rewrite or parody the story of the Passion of Christ) in modern Irish drama from the Irish Literary Revival to the present day. It offers innovative readings of such canonical plays as J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World , W. B. Yeats's Calvary , Brendan Behan's The Hostage , Samuel Beckett's Endgame , Brian Friel's Faith Healer and Tom Murphy's Bailegangaire , as well as of less well-known plays by Padraic Pearse, Lady Gregory, G. B. Shaw, Seán O'Casey, Denis Johnston, Samuel Beckett and David Lloyd. Challenging revisionist readings of the rhetoric of "blood sacrifice" and martyrdom in the Irish Republican tradition, it argues that the Passion play is a powerful political genre which centres on the staged death of the (usually male) protagonist, and makes visible the usually invisible violence perpetrated both by colonial power and by the postcolonial state in the name of modernity.
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This book discusses Irish Passion plays (plays that rewrite or parody the story of the Passion of Christ) in modern Irish drama from the Irish Literary Revival to the present day. It offers innovative readings of such canonical plays as J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World , W. B. Yeats's Calvary , Brendan Behan's The Hostage , Samuel Beckett's Endgame , Brian Friel's Faith Healer and Tom Murphy's Bailegangaire , as well as of less well-known plays by Padraic Pearse, Lady Gregory, G. B. Shaw, Seán O'Casey, Denis Johnston, Samuel Beckett and David Lloyd. Challenging revisionist readings of the rhetoric of "blood sacrifice" and martyrdom in the Irish Republican tradition, it argues that the Passion play is a powerful political genre which centres on the staged death of the (usually male) protagonist, and makes visible the usually invisible violence perpetrated both by colonial power and by the postcolonial state in the name of modernity.
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€125.99
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Product Details

ISBN - 9781349949625
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 26/01/2017
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Performing Arts
No. of Pages - 257
Weight - 4602
Edition - 1st Edition 2017th edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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