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Grene, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 47 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 10,740 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Biography  Fiction  Musicals  Literature  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
Publication Timeline
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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 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 661 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 )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic imagination by Nicholas Grene( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 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."--Jacket
The well of the saints by J. M Synge( Book )

7 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and held by 466 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 436 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 by Terence Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeats's poetic codes by Nicholas Grene( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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."--BOOK JACKET
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts by Bernard Shaw( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor of phonetics takes on the challenge of turning a London flower girl into a lady
Shaw, Lady Gregory, and the Abbey : a correspondence and a record by Bernard Shaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Major Barbara, Bernard Shaw's story of the conversion contest between the arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his daughter, the Salvation Army Major, is a provocative dramatization of the relationship between money, power, and moral purpose. A landmark in the history of British theatre when first produced at the Royal Court in 1905, it remains strikingly relevant today, when recent history has repeatedly highlighted the power of the arms industry in shaping government policy, and globalization has accentuated the political and ethical issues of social welfare and international capital raised by the play." "This edition includes Shaw's definitive text and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date. A lengthy introduction traces the history of the text from manuscript drafts to the famous 1941 wartime film version starring Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison and on to modern stagings. It reveals Major Barbara as one of Shaw's most exciting and challenging plays for actors, directors, and readers."--B
Synge and Edwardian Ireland( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 132 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 )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Synge : essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000 by Nicholas Grene( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 131 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 122 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 )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 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"--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of modern Irish theatre by Nicholas Grene( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of modern Irish theatre' provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right
Irish drama : local and global perspectives( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the internationalization of Irish drama
Home on the stage. Domestic spaces in modern drama by Nicholas Grene( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 15 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
 
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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 codesPygmalion : a romance in five actsShaw, Lady Gregory, and the Abbey : a correspondence and a recordMajor BarbaraTalking about Tom Murphy