Author: Krause David and Robert G. Lowery (editors)
Sean O’Casey, Centenary Essays

Sean O’Casey, Centenary Essays

£33.00
ISBN: 978-0-86140-008-9
21.6 x 13.8 cm.    x, 257 pp. 1981   Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume  7

This volume was created to mark the centenary of the birth of Sean O’Casey. It covers every aspect of his life and work, with essays from leading scholars in the field of O’Casey studies: Ronald Ayling, Bernard Benstock, Mary FitzGerald, David Krause, Robert G. Lowery, William J. Maroldo, Alan Simp­son and Stanley Weintraub, to­gether with a Chronology and a list of productions of O’Casey’s plays, both by Robert G. Lowery. The subjects covered include O’Casey’s relations with the Abbey Theatre, Lady Gregory, W. B. Yeats, and Bernard Shaw together with assessments of the influence that James Joyce, politics, religion and Ireland had on the play­wright and his plays.

CONTENTS
SEAN O'CASEY: A CHRONOLOGY.  Robert G.Lowery
SEAN O'CASEY AND THE ABBEY THEATRE, DUBLIN.  Ronald Ayling
SEAN O'CASEY AND/OR JAMES JOYCE.  Bernard Benstock
SEAN O'CASEY AND LADY GREGORY: THE RECORD OF A FRIENDSHIP.  Mary FitzGerald
THE DRUIDIC AFFINITIES OF O'CASEY AND YEATS.  David Krause
SEAN O'CASEY: ART AND POLITICS.  Robert G.Lowery
EARLIEST YOUTH: PRISTINE CATHOLICISM AND GREEN PATRIOTISM IN O'CASEY'S IRISH BOOKS.  William J.Maroldo
THE UNHOLY TRINITY: A SIMPLE GUIDE TO HOLY IRELAND c. 1880-1980.  Alan Simpson
SHAW'S OTHER KEEGAN: O'CASEY AND G.B.S.  Stanley Weintraub
SEAN O'CASEY AND THE ABBEY THEATRE.  Robert G.Lowery
Index

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