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Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions: Playwrights, Sexual Politics, and the International Left, 1892-1964

Susan Cannon Harris


The first modern Irish playwrights emerged in London in the 1890s, at the intersection of a rising international socialist movement and a new campaign for gender equality and sexual freedom. Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions shows how Irish playwrights mediated between the sexual and the socialist revolutions, and traces their impact on left theatre in Europe and America from the 1890s to the 1960s. Tracing the interactions and developments of these two revolutions from decadent London to Cold War New York, this book rereads both canonical and under-studied Irish plays and playwrights in t ... More

Keywords: Irish, drama, modern, gender, sexuality, socialism, queer, Yeats, O’Casey, Shaw

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424462
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Cannon Harris, author