The Irish Dramatic Movement

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I HAVE TO THANK the following for permission to include various quotations: Messrs George Allen and Unwin Ltd. for those from J. M. Synge's Plays and T. C. Murray's Maurice Harte; Messrs. Ernest Benn Ltd. for those from Edward Martyn's Tale of a Town; Messrs. Jonathan Cape Ltd. for those from Mr. Denis Gwynn 's Edward Martyn; Mr. Padraic Colum for those from his play, The Land; Messrs. Constable & Co., Ltd., for a passage from Kuno Meyer's Ancient Irish Poetry; Messrs. Duckworth & Co., Ltd., for those from Edward Martyn's Maeve and The Heather Field; Mr. Denis Gwynn for those from his book Edward Martyn; Messrs. Macmillan & Co., for those from the volumes Plays, Plays and Controversies, Autobiographies and Essays in The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats; Mr. C. D. Medley for those from George Moore's Hail and Farewell and The Bending of the Bough; Messrs. Putnam & Co., Ltd., for those from the works of the late Lady Gregory ( Cuchulain of Muirthemne, Irish Folk History Plays, New Comedies, Seven Short Plays, The Image, Three Wonder Plays, Three Last Plays) ; Mr. Lennox Robinson for those from his play, The Clancy Name; the late G. B. Shaw for a passage from the preface to his Three Plays for Puritans; Miss Doris Arthur Jones for those from The Foundations of a National Drama, by her father, the late Henry Arthur Jones. I owe to many friends in Dublin the advantages of discussion and debate on subjects relating to the Irish drama and to the aesthetics of drama 'in general. Finally I would wish to express my great gratitude to Mrs. W. B. Yeats for her generous permission to use quotations from the works (mentioned above) of the late W. B. Yeats.

-viii-

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The Irish Dramatic Movement
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Preface to the First Edition ix
  • Preface xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Chapter 1 - The Origin and Significance of the Irish Dramatic Movement 1
  • Chapter 2 - The English Theatre in the Nineties 18
  • Chapter 3 - The Early History of the Movement 33
  • Chapter 4 - Ideals in the Workshop 59
  • Chapter 5 - W. B. Yeats 91
  • Chapter 6 - Martyn and Moore 117
  • Chapter 7 - Lady Gregory 136
  • Chapter 8 - John Millington Synge 163
  • Chapter 9 - Conclusion and Prospect 187
  • Appendices 208
  • Index 237
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