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Johnston, Denis 1901-1984

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Most widely held works by Denis Johnston
John Millington Synge by Denis Johnston( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Swift by Denis Johnston( Book )

22 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New conclusion concerning Swift's life and his relations with Stella
Denis Johnston, a retrospective by Joseph Ronsley( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine rivers from Jordan; the chronicle of a journey and a search by Denis Johnston( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters in search of an author by Hugo Weisgall( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected plays of Denis Johnston by Denis Johnston( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old lady says, "No!" by Denis Johnston( Book )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Setting literary Dublin on its ear in 1929, Denis Johnston's first play remains relevant today in light of the continuing "Troubles." It exposes the energizing yet pernicious effects of romantic nationalism - Irish style - in a dazzlingly original and irreverent theatrical analysis. Robert Emmet, legendary eighteenth-century revolutionary hero, is led, in a waking nightmare created by an expressionist collage of light, song, choral speaking, and massed movement, through the streets, homes, minds, and literature of Free State Ireland. Johnston's anatomization, however, was little to the liking of contemporary mythmakers like W. B. Yeats, who found the play distasteful in its pillorying of the corporate personality of what Johnston called "Dublin and her damned politics.""--BOOK JACKET. "So "The Old Lady," in this case the Abbey Theatre, said no to the play, and Johnston took its inventiveness to the newly created Dublin Gate Theatre. Its founders, Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammor, were also young men eager to exploit the new European experimental dramatic forms and open to the modernist techniques of allusion. In this play Johnston uses both to create a richly textured dialogue of quotation including everything from Dante to Dublin graffiti. The play looks ahead to the new possibilities of television; in fact, a few years later, Johnston became the first dramatist to write television scripts for the British Broadcasting Corporation."--BOOK JACKET. "This definitive edition is based on Johnston's final 1977 version, the product of fifty years of revisions, and situates the play in its historical, theatrical, and biographical contexts. It is the first edition to have reference to all private and archival materials and to have the assistance of the playwright in the preparation of its critical apparatus, which includes comprehensive annotations and analyses of all substantive changes in the multiple manuscripts. It will be of enduring interest to scholars specializing in Irish and European theatre history, as well as to students of Anglo-Irish literature and theatre directors."--BOOK JACKET
The dramatic works of Denis Johnston by Denis Johnston( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Denis Johnston by Denis Johnston( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old lady says "No!" & other plays by Denis Johnston( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon in the Yellow river. by Denis Johnston( Book )

39 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastor Hall by Ernst Toller( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Denis Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters in search of an author : opera in three acts by Hugo Weisgall( )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Irish plays by E. Martin Browne( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denis Johnston: The moon in the yellow river. Joseph O'Conor: The iron harp. Donagh MacDonagh: Step-in-the-hollow
Storm song : and A bride for the unicorn ; two plays by Denis Johnston( Book )

10 editions published in 1935 in English and Polish and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden cuckoo; a play in three acts by Denis Johnston( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon in the Yellow river, and the old lady says ʻNo!'; two plays by Denis Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1933 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brazen horn : a non-book for those who, in revolt today, could be in command tomorrow by Denis Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden cuckoo, and other plays by Denis Johnston( Book )

6 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Denis Johnston, a retrospective
Alternative Names
Denis Johnston escritor irlandés

Denis Johnston irischer Dramatiker und Schriftsteller

Denis Johnston journalist uit Ierland (1901-1984)

Johnston, D.

Johnston, William D. 1901-1984

Johnston, William Denis.

Johnston, William Denis 1901-

Johnston William Denis 1901-1984

William Denis Johnston

William Denis Johnston essayiste et dramaturge irlandais

دنيس جونستون، 1901-1984

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Languages
English (230)

German (5)

Polish (1)

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Selected plays of Denis JohnstonThe old lady says, "No!"The dramatic works of Denis Johnston