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Published: 01 September 2016

157 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781942954163

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Rewriting The Hour-Glass

A Play Written in Prose and Verse Versions

W. B. Yeats and Edited by Wayne K. Chapman

Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press

  • Gives new approach to the display and delineation of texts, visual aids, and published variants.
  • Presents for the first time a complete array of amendments that Yeats made in copies of the relevant editions that he had at hand.
  • Includes a scholarly introduction, providing critical context and inductive summaries about the play and its rewriting.
  • Provides easy-to-follow glosses to sources keyed in the lists of variants, and placed conveniently in relation to texts.
  • Presents the play's source from Lady Wilde, all of Yeats's associated prefaces and notes, his lecture "The Reform of the Theatre," and selections from contemporary reviews.