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The New Drama: Social Challenge and Poetic Theatre from W.B. Yeats to Terence Gray

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... Identity after World War II, ed. Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016), 243–64. Notwithstanding the limited realization of any ideal of dance-drama in England (or, indeed, in Ireland), the varied influence of both...

Music, Politics and the Modern Poet: T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden in the 1930s

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... with Auden. For a closer overview of Auden’s approach to opera and musical collaboration, see Irene Morra, Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), 1–10 and 21–44....

Anger and Aftermath: Royal Court, National Theatre and Verse Drama after 1956

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... Morra, Twentieth-Century British Authors for a closer discussion of this phenomenon. Within this cultural environment, Eliot was considered a strong candidate for similar ventures. Collaborations...

Conclusion

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In 2014, the popular and critical success of Mike Bartlett’s blank-verse King Charles III provided a significant riposte to any who would associate drama in verse with the drama of the past. Although the play was never hailed as marking...

Tradition and Trajectory: Verse and Dramatic Heritage in Caryl Churchill, Steven Berkoff and Tony Harrison

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The roots of the first modern movement in verse drama can be traced variously (and sometimes simultaneously) through late nineteenth-century extensions of poetic Romanticism to a self-consciously reforming culture of poetic and dramatic...

Introduction

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Let’s be honest, neither ‘verse-drama’ nor ‘poetic theatre’ has an alluring ring, does it? . . . I refuse to believe it’s just me who hears the words ‘poetic drama’ and first imagines something slowly woven from pastel shades of twee...

Renaissance and False Dawn: Mainstream Success on the Postwar Stage

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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... , eds. Irene Morra and Rob Gossedge (London: I.B. Tauris, 2016), 17–48 and 308–36. For Duncan (and apparently Eliot), however, the success of Fry’s The Lady’s Not for Burning had dealt a decisive and ultimately fatal blow...

Religious Drama: Theatrical Experimentation and Spiritual Renewal between the Wars

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In 1922, Laurence Housman (1865–1959) published his first series of Little Plays of St Francis, eighteen short dramas built upon imaginative re-workings of the life of the saint. In the preface to that publication, he noted:Not all...

Nineteenth-century Legacies: Spectacle, Sonority and Romantic Reform in the Theatre of Stephen Phillips and James Elroy Flecker

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In 1937, Barker identified an established historical divide between poetry and theatre. In the eighteenth century, the influential, discursive interventions of ‘Dryden and his school’ had ensured a primarily literary formulation of an ideal...

Georgian Revolt: John Masefield, Shakespeare and Gordon Bottomley’s King Lear’s Wife

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...As manifest in the directorial projects of Barker and Craig, the intermedial explorations of de Valois and the theatrical experimentalism of the Cambridge Festival Theatre, the definition and development of verse drama...