The Theatre of Nation: Irish Drama and Cultural Nationalism, 1890-1916


'Subtly argued and impressively researched... a central contribution' -Irish Times'The contextualization of theatre is a tour de force' -Professor Mary King, London University'Brilliant' -Professor Roy Foster, Oxford University'Levitas has a fine sense of political and social context; and he writes like an angel' -Professor Norman Vance, Sussex UniversityThe Theatre of Nation is a study of the development of the theatre movement and its relationship to political change in Ireland during the pre-revolutionary period. Ben Levitas traces the connections between Irish drama and Irish politics, and concludes that Ireland's theatre had a pivotal role to play in the controversies of its time and in the coming revolution.