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Grene, Nicholas

Works: 52 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 11,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Didactic drama  Records and correspondence  Biography  Musicals  Fiction  Scripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
Publication Timeline
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 )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 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 658 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 )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic imagination by Nicholas Grene( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 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 )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set near a holy well known for its cures of blindness and epilepsy and centres on the figure of Martin Doul, who is blind and has two illusions - the first, that he and his wife Mary are a handsome couple and the second, that the visible world is full of wonder and delight
Shakespeare's serial history plays by Nicholas Grene( Book )

11 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 )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays presenting an "insider" view of the Irish poetic tradition. It brings together some of the best-known poets and critics writing in Ireland today, exploring the multiple traditions and influences within Anglo-Irish poetry from the 19th century to the present
Yeats's poetic codes by Nicholas Grene( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts by Bernard Shaw( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 263 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

Home on the stage : domestic spaces in modern drama by Nicholas Grene( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 195 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
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 )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 139 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 Nicholas Grene( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 135 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
Talking about Tom Murphy( Book )

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

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

"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
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
Nothing quite like it : an American-Irish childhood by Nicholas Grene( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 BarbaraInterpreting Synge : essays from the Synge Summer School, 1991-2000