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Unformatted text preview: -Playboy of the Western World riots 1907 Cathleen Ni Houlihan: Yeats and Gregory (1904) First play produced at the Abbey Set at beginning of 1798 rising Woman as Ireland Call to arms for young men Legacies of the Abbey Remains the major theatre in Ireland Importance of playwrights, more than the actors, and scripts Plays continue to be produced Themes of Irishness Major Themes / Ideas of Troubles Theatre Representations of current violence-Devlin: Ourselves Alone (1985) Historical – How did we get here?-McGuinness: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (1985) Metaphorical-Brenton: Romans in Britain (1986) Field Day Company (1980-1995) Founded by Brian Friel (writer) and Stephen Rea (actor) “The Fifth Providence” – Unified and heal the problems Published non-theatrical texts Criticisms – That they’re exclusively males, nationalists, and Catholics....
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- Spring '08
- Microeconomics, William Butler Yeats, Augusta, Lady Gregory, Abbey Theatre, Irish National Theatre, Cathleen Ni Houlihan