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Riot and Great Anger - Stage Censorship in Twentieth-century Ireland (Paperback): Joan Fitzpatrick Dean

Riot and Great Anger - Stage Censorship in Twentieth-century Ireland (Paperback)

Joan Fitzpatrick Dean; Series edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie

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Although books, films, and periodicals were subject to Irish government censorship through much of the twentieth century, stage productions were not. The theater became a public space to air cultural confrontations between Church and State, individual and community, and "freedom of the theatre" versus the audience's right to disagree. And disagree they often did. Throughout the twentieth century, Irish performances of new plays by William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey, as well as those of such lesser-known playwrights as George Birmingham, often evoked heated responses from theatergoers, sometimes resulting in riots and public denunciation of playwrights and actors. "Joan FitzPatrick Dean takes the reader on a tour de force of theatrical riots, pamphleteering, manipulation, coercion, and `indomitable Irishry' determined to bring to the floorboards something of the vision and promise of the [Gaelic] Revival. Dean demonstrates clearly how funding, politics, religion, and personality-as well as the history of Ireland's long connection to Britain-shape the public character of Irish drama. She provides an engrossing chronicle of the evolving double helix of theater and its forces of expression on one hand, and censorship and its forces of restraint and coercion on the other." -Jerome Joseph Day, New Hibernia Review "[Dean's] study of the twin traditions of protest and freedom in twentieth-century Irish theater will be invaluable in collections supporting study of Irish culture, Irish literature, and modern theater in general."-Choice

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Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: Joan Fitzpatrick Dean
Series editors: Michael Patrick Gillespie
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-19664-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > General
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
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LSN: 0-299-19664-X
Barcode: 9780299196646

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