Irish Drama in Poland

Staging and Reception, 1900-2000

Barry Keane

Irish Drama in Poland

Barry Keane

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

With a Foreword by Michael Cronin
200 pages | 7 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $93.00 ISBN: 9781783206087 Published October 2016
Irish Drama in Poland is the first book to broadly assess Irish drama’s impact on both Poland’s theatrical world and its cultural and literary heritage in the twentieth century. With a wide-ranging analysis—from Yeats, Synge, O’Casey, and Behan, to Wilde, Shaw, and Beckett—this engaging study explores the translation, production, and reception of Irish plays in Poland. Barry Keane presents readers with the historical and literary context for each production, allowing readers to understand the many ways Irish theater has informed Poland’s theatrical and literary heritage. Including a foreword by translation scholar Michael Cronin, Irish Drama in Poland drives home the importance of exploring intercultural contexts, allowing readers a more informed understanding of European culture and identity.
Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword
                Michael Cronin
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
Prologue: Thomas Moore: An Early Meeting of the Waters
Chapter 1: Compromised Heroes: Irish Drama in the Era of Young Poland (1900–1939)
Chapter 2: A Fall from Grace: Irish Drama During the Inter-War Years (1918–1939)
Chapter 3: Walking on Eggshells: Irish Drama in the Post-War Era (1945–1960)
Chapter 4: Towards the Modern Era (1960–1979)
Epilogue: The Millennial Surge
 
Bibliography
Index
 
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