Irish Adaptations of Greek Tragedies: Dionysus in Ireland (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 40)

Irish Adaptations of Greek Tragedies: Dionysus in Ireland (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 40)

By: Kelly Younger (author), Daniel Farrelly (preface_author)Hardback

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In the 20th century alone, over 20 Irish authors have adapted more that 20 versions of ancient Greek tragedies, or plays based on Greek themes. Through a comparative analysis of Irish dramas (from playwrights Yeats, MacNeice, Kennelly, Heaney, Mahon, and McGuinness) and the original Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, this volume explores the theatrical relationship between the political and the personal, the classical and the contemporary, and the Irish and the Greek.

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Contents

Preface i Foreword iii Acknowledgements vii Introduction 1 Chapter 1 - W.B. Yeats: King Oedipus and Oedipus at Colonus 23 Chapter 2 - Louis MacNeice: The Agamemnon 79 Chapter 3 - Brendan Kennelly: Antigone, Medea, Trojan Women 107 Chapter 4 - Seamus Heaney: The Cure at Troy 181 Chapter 5 - Derek Mahon: The Bacchae 213 Chapter 6 - Frank McGuinness: Electra 237 Conclusion 269 Bibliography 277 Index 301

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780773474666
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9780773474666
  • ISBN10: 0773474668

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