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The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism 1890-1916

Ben Levitas


The role of the theatre of the Irish literary revival in the politics of identity is a question central not only to the study of Irish theatre and Irish cultural nationalism, but to the broader dynamics of cultural politics at the beginning of the 20th century. This book pursues the complex relationship through a panoramic study of Irish drama and the nationalist debate 1890-1916. It demonstrates that close scrutiny of precise contexts are required if the importance of theatrical text and events are to be thoroughly evaluated. Extending the range of material examined beyond canonical works, an ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Irish nationalism, Irish revival, Irish theatre, Yeats, Synge, Gaelic League, Sinn Fein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253432
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Levitas, author
Lecturer in Drama, Goldsmiths' College, University of London
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