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Published: 01 August 2017

280 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474424462

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Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions

Playwrights, Sexual Politics and the International Left, 1892-1964

Susan Cannon Harris

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism Drama and Performance

  • Argues for and models a way of reconciling Marxist politics with identity politics, instead of privileging one over the other.
  • Offers the first sustained investigation of Irish drama's engagement with left culture in Europe and North America.
  • Offers fresh readings of canonical plays by major authors while elaborating a new and generative argument about Ireland's contribution to modern drama and literary modernism.
  • Uses hard-to-find archival sources to recover and reinterpret crucial but forgotten and/or misunderstood moments in theater history and in the history of the cultural left.
  • Brings Marxist and feminist/queer theoretical concerns together to produce a nuanced and revealing account of the interaction between sexual and social politics in the first half of the twentieth century.

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