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Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Brian Cliff and Nicholas Grene


J. M. Synge’s dramatic career, from his first plays in 1902 to his premature death in 1909, almost exactly coincided with the years of Edward VII’s reign. Those years have long been studied in a British context, but this is the first book to explore the cultural life of Edwardian Ireland as a distinctive period. By emphasizing several less familiar Irish contexts for Synge’s work—including a new sociological awareness, the rise of a local celebrity culture, an international theatre context, the arts and crafts movement, Irish classical music, and comedic writing by Somerville and Ross—this col ... More

Keywords: technological modernity, visual culture, modernism, cultural nationalism, Yeats, Abbey Theatre, Irish revival, Joyce, Irish memoirs, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609888
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Cliff, editor
Lecturer in Irish Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Nicholas Grene, editor
Professor of English Literature, Trinity College Dublin

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