Buffoonery in Irish Drama: Staging Twentieth-Century Post-Colonial Stereotypes (Irish Studies 11 1st New edition)

Buffoonery in Irish Drama: Staging Twentieth-Century Post-Colonial Stereotypes (Irish Studies 11 1st New edition)

By: Kathleen Heininge (author)Hardback

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Generations of Irish playwrights have tried to assert the reputation of the stage Irish figure as other than comic, but each effort was in its turn assailed as buffoonery. Using post-colonial and performative theory, Buffoonery in Irish Drama demonstrates the ways the Irish struggled to create a sense of identity in a colonial structure, and it explores the distortion and appropriation of that new identity that elicit further calls to eradicate negative stereotypes. Demonstrating the pervasiveness of the reclamation efforts, Buffoonery in Irish Drama covers a wide range of well-known and obscure plays to show the trajectory of twentieth-century drama that brings us into a globalized twenty-first-century Ireland.

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About Author

The Author: Kathleen Heininge received her doctorate from University of California Davis and is now Assistant Professor of Writing/Literature at George Fox University in Oregon, where she teaches British and world literature and women's studies. She publishes primarily on Irish literature, especially drama.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781433105463
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 191
  • ID: 9781433105463
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 1433105462
  • edition: 1st New edition

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