The Old Lady Says ‘No!’
Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Christine St Peter
21.6 x 13.8 cm. xiv, 140 pp. 1992
This definitive edition is based on Johnston's final 1977 version published in the Dramatic Works, the product of fifty years of revisions, and situates the play in its historical, theatrical, and biographical contexts. It is the first edition to have reference to all private and archival materials and to have had the assistance of the playwright in the preparation of its critical apparatus, which includes comprehensive annotations and analyses of all substantive changes in the multiple manuscripts. It will be of enduring interest to scholars specializing in Irish and European theatre history, as well as to students of Anglo-Irish literature and theatre directors.
Co-published with the Catholic University of America Press, Washington, D.C.