Andrew P. Wilson and the Early Irish and Scottish National Theatres, 1911-1950

Andrew P. Wilson and the Early Irish and Scottish National Theatres, 1911-1950

By: Steven Dedalus Burch (author), Robert Skloot (foreword_author)Hardback

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This work examines the contributions to two British theatre traditions of Andrew P. Wilson and the birth pangs accompanying the idea and the reality of a national theatre in Ireland and Scotland.The only book of its kind, it is a critical biography of one man's work and a call to recognize important persons whom scholars have deemed as canonically dispensable.

About Author

Dr. Burch teaches theatre history, playwriting, and introduction to theatre at the University of Alabama. He is a former prize-winning playwright, actor and director.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Preludes & Beginnings (1886-1911); 2. Dublin, The Irish Worker, and the Socialist Communist (1912-1914); 3. Lock-out and the Historical Drama (1913-1914); 4. The Abbey Years and the Origins of His Historical Invisibility (1911-1915); 5. Trying to Locate a Voice, Away from the Abbey and Larkin (1913-1920); 6. "To Found a Scottish National Theatre" (1920-1924); 7. The Film Director, Wodehouse Golf Stories (1924); 8. Scots Wha Hae! (1926-1939); 9. BBC Scotland (1933-1947); 10. Winding Down (1943-1950); 11. Conclusions; Appendix One; APW Biography and Bibliography; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773450844
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780773450844
  • ISBN10: 077345084X

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