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Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 9 words.

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Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 9 words.

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‘A Cause like yours would summon the Just Gods’: Tragedy, 1688–1695 

Derek Hughes.

in English Drama 1660–1700

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 9736 words.

The first tragedy known to have been premiered after the Revolution was Nathaniel Lee's anti-Catholic pot-boiler The Massacre of Paris, written during the Exclusion Crisis and banned. Here...

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1535: A Midsummer Night’s Apocalypse

Martin Wiggins.

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 5360 words.

This chapter identifies an apocalyptic show described in diplomatic correspondence of 1535 as the London Midsummer Watch, which that year was staged with some practical assistance from the...

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“A Priestly Farewell”

Brian Walsh.

in Unsettled Toleration

March 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 16614 words.

The poet John Gower takes the stage in Pericles. This chapter examines the presence of syncretistic religiosity that results from the benevolent and motivating presence of this Catholic...

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‘A Song expressing the Change of their Condition’: Tragicomedy and Opera, 1668–1676 

Derek Hughes.

in English Drama 1660–1700

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 11868 words.

Tragicomedy, the dominant genre of the early Restoration, did not survive long into the 1670s, killed off by declining faith in the heroic and the hero-king. The decreasing convincingness...

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The Abbey and the Idea of a Theatre

Ben Levitas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8950 words.

The Irish national theatre movement developed in the ferment of cultural nationalism at the turn of the century, but it was not at all clear what form a national theatre should take: an...

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The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999

Robert Welch.

October 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 294 pages.

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its...

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The Abbey Theatre and the Irish State

Lauren Arrington.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8143 words.

The aesthetic principles of education and representation that Yeats and Gregory set out at the founding of the Abbey Theatre enabled the directorate to cultivate a relationship with the...

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Abbiamo tutte la stessa storia

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 8 words.

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