Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999Form and Pressure$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert Welch

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198121879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 April 2021

1902–1910: ‘Screeching in a straightened waistcoat’

1902–1910: ‘Screeching in a straightened waistcoat’

(p.18) 2 1902–1910: ‘Screeching in a straightened waistcoat’
The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999

Robert Welch

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the relationship between George Moore and Yeats is described. While they had a very tumultuous working association, especially on the Diarmuid and Grania, they discussed the idea of collaborating on a plot that revolved around a religious zealot who rejects ordinary life, who tries to reform the practices of common belief. This working relationship took a bad turn when Moore threatened to send an injunction if Yeats were to use the plot that Moore believed was his. Yeats, in retort, wrote Where There is Nothing, with the help of Lady Gregory, and had it published. Attempts at reconciling Yeats and Moore failed, giving rise to Moore's Hail and Farewell, and Yeats' Autobiographies and the concluding verses of the volume Responsibilities. Yeats made use of the theatre to experiment with techniques. He experimented with chanting, drawing influences from the occultism and the desire to express words released from ordinariness. This chapter also states that Yeats recognized the Fays, a company of Irish actors.

Keywords:   Diarmuid and Grania, Where There is Nothing, Autobiographies, Responsibilities, Fays, George Moore, experiment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .