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Gender and modern Irish drama [electronic resource] / Susan Cannon Harris.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Gender and modern Irish drama [electronic resource] / Susan Cannon Harris.
Publication Date:
2002
ISBN:
9780253109736

9780253341174
Series:
Drama and performance studies ; v. 14
Volume:
v. 14.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: bodies and blood -- Body and soul: Yeats, the Famine, and the two Cathleens -- Under siege: blood, borders, and the body politic -- Excess of love: Padraig Pearse and the erotics of sacrifice -- The body of truth: sensationalism and sacrifice in Sean O'Casey's Dublin trilogy -- Misbirth of a nation: Yeats and the Irish Free State.
Abstract:
Gender and Modern Irish Drama argues that the representations of sacrificial violence central to the work of the Abbey playwrights are intimately linked with constructions of gender and sexuality. Susan Cannon Harris goes beyond an examination of the relationship between Irish national drama and Irish nationalist politics to the larger question of the way national identity and gender identity are constructed through each other. Radically redefining the context in which the Abbey plays were performed, Harr.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English