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Grene, Nicholas

Works: 44 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 9,564 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Scripts  Reviews  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Grene
Most widely held works by Nicholas Grene
Synge : a critical study of the plays by Nicholas Grene( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, Jonson, Molière, the comic contract by Nicholas Grene( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of Irish drama : plays in context from Boucicault to Friel by Nicholas Grene( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of Irish Drama analyses some twenty-five of the best-known Irish plays from Dion Boucicault to Sebastian Barry, including works of Shaw, Yeats, Lady Gregory and Beckett. The book looks at political contexts for these plays and shows Irish drama to be an international as much as national phenomenon
Bernard Shaw, a critical view by Nicholas Grene( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic imagination by Nicholas Grene( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world of Macbeth, with its absolutes of good and evil, seems very remote from the shifting perspectives of Antony and Cleopatra, or the psychological and political realities of Coriolanus. Yet all three plays share similar thematic concerns and preoccupations: the relation of power to legitimating authority, for instance, or of male and female roles in the imagination of (male) heroic endeavour." "In the acclaimed study, Nicholas Grene shows how all nine plays written in Shakespeare's main tragic period display this combination of strikingly different milieu balanced by thematic interrelationships. Taking the English history play as his starting point, he argues that Shakespeare established two different modes of imagining: the one mythic and visionary, the other sceptical and analytic. In the tragic plays that followed, themes and situations are dramatised, alternately, in sacred and secular worlds. A chapter is devoted to each tragedy, but with a continuing awareness of companion plays: the analysis of Julius Caesar informing that of Hamlet, discussion of Troilus and Cressida counterpointed by the critique of Othello and the treatment of King Lear growing out form the limitations of Timon of Athens. The aim is to resist homogenising the plays but to recognise and explore the unique imaginative enterprise from which they arose."--BOOK JACKET
The well of the saints by J. M Synge( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin and Mary Doul are blind and homeless tramps. They beg for a living in a village where the locals have taken a perverse pleasure in making the poor unfortunate couple believe that they are the most beautiful, radiant couple that ever walked the earth. Of course, this is visibly not the case, as they soon discover, when a saint blesses their eyes with water from a holy well, miraculously restoring the blind couple's sight. This new vista gives a terrible insight into their condition, and the cruel face of the world, driving a wedge in their marriage even as their restored sight once again begins to fade
Shakespeare's serial history plays by Nicholas Grene( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a re-reading of two sequences of English history plays, Henry VI-Richard III & Richard II-Henry V. Reconsidering the sources & staging practices of Shakespeare's time, it argues that they were designed for serial performance
Tradition and influence in Anglo-Irish poetry( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeats's poetic codes by Nicholas Grene( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicholas Grene explores Yeats's poetic codes of practice, the key words and habits of speech that shape the reading experience of his poetry. Where previous studies have sought to decode his work, expounding its symbolic meanings by references to Yeats's occult beliefs, philosophical ideas or political ideology, the focus here is on his poetic technique, its typical forms and their implications for the understanding of the poems."--Jacket
Shaw, Lady Gregory, and the Abbey : a correspondence and a record by Bernard Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is one of Shaw's most serious and important plays. The story of the contest between the arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his daughter, the Salvation Army Major Barbara, is a provocative discussion between money, power and moral purpose."--- Provided by publisher
Home on the stage : domestic spaces in modern drama by Nicholas Grene( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a serious drama set in an ordinary middle-class home, Ibsen's A Doll's House established a new politics of the interior that was to have a lasting impact upon twentieth-century drama. In this innovative study, Nicholas Grene traces the changing forms of the home on the stage through nine of the greatest of modern plays and playwrights. From Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard through to Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, domestic spaces and personal crises have been employed to express wider social conditions and themes of class, gender and family. In the later twentieth century and beyond, the most radically experimental dramatists created their own challenging theatrical interiors, including Beckett in Endgame, Pinter in The Homecoming and Parks in Topdog/Underdog. Grene analyses the full significance of these versions of domestic spaces to offer fresh insights into the portrayal of the naturalistic environment in modern drama"--
Talking about Tom Murphy( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synge and Edwardian Ireland( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text uses JM Synge's plays, prose, and photography to explore the cultural life of Edwardian Ireland. By emphasizing less familiar contexts, including the rise of a local celebrity culture, the arts and crafts movement, and Irish classical music, it shows how Irish folk culture intersected with the new networks of mass communication
Interpreting Synge : essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000 by Nicolas Grene( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Millington Synge, controversial in his own time and long established as a major figure of world theatre, has nonetheless suffered relative critical neglect. Where his great contemporaries Yeats and Joyce and his outstanding successor Beckett have attracted whole industries of scholarly attention, Synge, by reason of his short life and limited output, has been relegated to the unconsidered category of minor classic. This volume of essays, arising from lectures given at the Synge Summer School by some of the most distinguished writers and scholars of Irish literature, sets about the ne
Irish theatre on tour by Nicholas Grene( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the touring of Irish theatre, at home and abroad
Interactions : Dublin Theatre Festival, 1957-2007 by Nicholas Grene( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over fifty years, the Dublin Theatre Festival has been one of Ireland's most important cultural events, bringing countless new Irish plays to the world stage, while introducing Irish audiences to the most important international theatre companies and artists. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, Interactions explores and celebrates the Festival's achievements since 1957 featuring essays on major Irish writers, directors and theatre companies, as well as the impact of visiting directors and companies from abroad. This book includes specially commissioned memoirs from past organizers and observers of the Festival, offering a unique perspective on the controversies and successes that have marked the event's history
R.K. Narayan by Nicholas Grene( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive study of R.K. Narayan, the outstanding Indian novelist of his generation, provides an incisive analysis of the major issues of his fiction. Virtually all of his novels are set in the imaginary South Indian town of Malgudi, a solid, realistic setting for his tragi-comedies of human aberration and attainment. A key element of his fiction, including his best known novel The Guide, is the way Hindu fables and myths lie submerged beneath the surface of secular social comedy. Perhaps his greatest skill is as a storyteller who developed special styles to tell his elliptical, subtle and understated tales. His deceptively simple English and ironic outlook make him particularly accessible to Western readers and this lively and perceptive study allows a full appreciation of the depth and significance of a great Indian writer. --Book Jacket
Shifting scenes : Irish theatre-going, 1955-1985 by John Devitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish drama : local and global perspectives by Nicholas Grene( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the internationalization of Irish drama
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The politics of Irish drama : plays in context from Boucicault to Friel
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Shakespeare's tragic imaginationShakespeare's serial history playsTradition and influence in Anglo-Irish poetryYeats's poetic codesShaw, Lady Gregory, and the Abbey : a correspondence and a recordMajor BarbaraTalking about Tom MurphyInterpreting Synge : essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000