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Irish Play on the New York Stage (Irish Literature)

John P. Harrington


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Over the years American-especially New York-audiences have evolved a consistent set of expectations for the "Irish play." Traditionally the term implied a specific subject matter, invariably rural and Catholic, and embodied a reductive notion of Irish drama and society. This view continues to influence the types of Irish drama produced in the United States today. By examining seven different opening nights in New York theaters over the course of the last century, John Harrington considers the re.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813120331, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 1997

About the Author

John P. Harrington is dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Cooper Union, author of The Irish Beckett, and editor of Modern Irish Drama.