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The profane book of Irish comedy / David Krause.

Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1982.
ISBN 9780801414695, 0801414695

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Subjects English drama (Comedy)
English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Irish authors.
Ireland -- In literature.
Description 337 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Summary This book discusses the major works of 14 Irish playwrights: Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Dion Boucicault, William Boyle, Paul Vincent Carrol, George Fitzmaurice, Lady Gregory, Denis Johnston, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, Bernard Shaw, George Shields, J.M. Synge, and W.B. Yeats. Shown are the ways in which these works are linked, emotionally and thematically, to early Gaelic literature and the tradition of the mythic pagan playboy. -- Publisher description
Contents 1. The barbarous sympathies of antic Irish comedy -- 2. The hidden Oisin -- 3. The comic desecration of Ireland's household gods -- 4. Manners and morals in Irish comedy -- 5. The victory of comic defeat.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Ireland
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7977392
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Krause, David, 1917-
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