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Grene, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 44 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 8,883 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Scripts 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Grene
The politics of Irish drama plays in context from Boucicault to Friel by Nicholas Grene ( )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,964 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
Synge : a critical study of the plays by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yeats's poetic codes by Nicholas Grene ( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 937 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
Shakespeare, Jonson, Molière, the comic contract by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragic imagination by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 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
Bernard Shaw, a critical view by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The well of the saints a comedy in three acts by J. M Synge ( Book )
7 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a medieval French farce, The Well of the Saints depicts a blind married couple who have their sight miraculously restored by a traveling saint, only to discover that their happiness was based on illusions. Their hope of falling back in love depends on losing their sight once again
Shakespeare's serial history plays by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 422 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 )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irish drama : local and global perspectives by Nicholas Grene ( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the internationalization of Irish drama
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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 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
Synge and Edwardian Ireland ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 174 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
Talking about Tom Murphy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irish theatre on tour by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the touring of Irish theatre, at home and abroad
Interpreting Synge : essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000 by Nicolas Grene ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 117 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
Interactions : Dublin Theatre Festival, 1957-2007 by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An especially valuable feature of the volume, also, is a complete listing of the shows that have appeared at the Festival from 1957 to 2008."--BOOK JACKET
R.K. Narayan by Nicholas Grene ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 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 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travelling Ireland : essays, 1898-1908 by J. M Synge ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synge's topographical essays appear here in their original newspaper and periodical publication form, taken from the Manchester Guardian, The Gael and The Shanachie, complete with illustrations, mostly by Jack B. Yeats. A substantial essay-introduction by Nicholas Grene places his work in its historical context (1898-1908) and evokes the man and his milieu. Synge's writings explore social, political and aesthetic perspectives gained from his travels on the Atlantic seaboard and among the Wicklow Hills. Eighteen of them concern the Aran Islands and the west of Ireland of the Congested Districts
 
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