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This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition reprints the complete texts of fourteen plays by the major Irish playwrights: W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J. M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, Sean O#xE2;#x80;#x99;Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, and Marina Carr. The texts are accompanied by John Harrington#xE2;#x80;#x99;s introduction to the volume and by his detailed explanatory annotations. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Backgrounds and Criticism#xE2;#x80;#x9D; is chronologically organized by playwright and includes prefaces, letters, journal entries, program notes, and interpretative essays for each play in the volume. In order to provide additional context for readers, these materials are preceded by five essays on the early-twentieth-century #xE2;#x80;#x9C;The Irish Dramatic Revival#xE2;#x80;#x9D; and followed by four essays on the current state of #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Theater in Ireland.#xE2;#x80;#x9D; A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Author Biography

Photographs by John P. Harrington; collage design by Joan Greenfield. The images in the cover illustration are from the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, and the Gaiety Theatre-all in Dublin.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Texts of the Playsp. 1
The Pot of Brothp. 12
At the Hawk's Wellp. 20
Purgatoryp. 29
Spreading the Newsp. 36
The Rising of the Moonp. 50
Riders to the Seap. 58
The Playboy of the Western Worldp. 68
John Bull's Other Islandp. 113
Juno and the Paycockp. 197
Krapp's Last Tapep. 247
Translationsp. 255
The Weirp. 309
By the Bog of Catsp. 352
Backgrounds and Criticismp. 399
The Irish Dramatic Revivalp. 401
Our Irish Theatrep. 401
What Should Be the Subjects of National Drama?p. 410
An Irish National Theatrep. 412
An Irish National Theatrep. 415
[The Collaborations of Yeats and Lady Gregory]p. 417
On W. B. Yeatsp. 424
An Introduction for My Playsp. 424
Strangers in the Housep. 426
Cathleen ni Houlihan Writes Backp. 429
[At The Hawk's Well]p. 433
[Purgatory]p. 440
On Lady Gregoryp. 443
Spreading the Newsp. 443
A Note on Spreading the Newsp. 444
The Rising of the Moonp. 444
[Spreading the News]p. 445
Image-Maker for Ireland: Augustap. 449
On J. M. Syngep. 453
Preface to the Playboy of the Western Worldp. 453
Preface to the First Edition of the Well of the Saintsp. 454
[Journal 1907]p. 454
The Controversy over the Playboy of the Western Worldp. 462
The First Playboyp. 464
[The Playboy of the Western World]p. 468
On Bernard Shawp. 473
Preface far Politiciansp. 473
The Rejection of Shaw's Irish Play: John Bull's Other Islandp. 481
Irish Romancep. 486
John Bull's Other Islander-Bernard Shawp. 491
On Sean O'Caseyp. 496
[Journal 1923-24]p. 496
[Journal 1923-24]p. 499
[Juno and the Paycock]p. 502
[Juno and the Paycock]p. 506
Sensationalizing Sacrificep. 513
On Samuel Beckettp. 517
Correspondence of Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneiderp. 517
[Krapp's Last Tape]p. 521
The Irish Beckettp. 525
Beckett and Yeats: Among the Dreaming Shadesp. 530
Chronicles of the Human Heartp. 535
On Brian Frielp. 540
Field Day Theatre Company
Program Notes for Translationsp. 540
Making a Reply to the Criticisms of Translationsp. 543
[Translations: A Night at the Theatre]p. 546
[Review of Translations]p. 552
Translations: On the Page and On the Stagep. 554
On Conor McPhersonp. 559
[The Weir]p. 559
Secular Morality in the Plays of Conor McPhersonp. 563
The Structural Elegance of Conor McPherson's The Weirp. 568
Pastoral Exhibits: Narrating Authenticities in Conor McPherson's The Weirp. 572
On Marina Carrp. 577
[Introduction to Plays]p. 577
[Interview: On Playing in By the Bog of Cats]p. 578
A Cautionary Tale: Marina Carr's By the Bog of Catsp. 582
Grotesque and Carnivalesque Elements in By the Bog of Catsp. 587
On Theater in Irelandp. 594
[Postcolonialism and Irish Theater]p. 594
Translating Women into Irish Theatre Historyp. 600
The Abbey Theatre and the Irish Statep. 606
Pageants, Parades, and Performance Culturep. 613
Chronologyp. 623
Selected Bibliographyp. 633
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