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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston [Ill.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Ireland

Subjects:

  • Yeats, W. B. 1865-1939 -- Knowledge -- Literature,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Influence,
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.),
  • Ireland -- Intellectual life

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] Rupin W. Desai.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5907 .D4
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 280 p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5705536M
ISBN 100810103591
LC Control Number70154832
OCLC/WorldCa214886

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Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism examines Yeats s writing on Shakespeare in the context of his work on behalf of the Irish Literary s: 0. Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism examines Yeats’s writing on Shakespeare in the context of his work on behalf of the Irish Literary Revival. While Shakespeare’s verse drama provides a source of inspiration for Yeats’s poetry and plays, Yeats also writes about Shakespeare in essays and articles promoting the ideals of the Revival, and on behalf of Irish literary nationalism. Shakespeare Survey - edited by Peter Holland October Author: Andrew Murphy. William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century.

  Hennessey examines the role of Shakespeare within the discourse of Irish cultural nationalism and the work of W. B. Yeats. An evolving figure, Yeats's Shakespeare remained central to the Irish writer's aesthetics and nationalist cultural agenda throughout his career.5/5(1). William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century. Read Full Biography. Region: Ireland & Northern Ireland. William Butler Yeats (13 June – 28 January ) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. Irish nationalist readers have sometimes had a particularly complicated relationship with Shakespeare. 1 David Johnson cites an example of a Dublin edition of Hamlet, published in , which located the play in an imperialist context:Cited by: 2.

  In Yeats's Shakespeare,  the first full-length study of Yeats’s interest in Shakespeare, Rupin W. Desai explores how Shakespearean works influenced Yeats’s poetry and mythological drama. Yeats wrote a prose version of this poem in his White Manuscript book and dated it 20 January ; the poem is dated 26 January by [Richard] Ellmann (The Identity of Yeats, p. ). It first appeared in Words for Music : Denis Donoghue. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism (Paperback) at nd: Oliver Hennessey. This book identifies three stages of Yeats's cultural nationalism, each of which appropriates England's national poet in an idiosyncratic manner, while reflecting contemporary trends in Shakespeare reception. Thus Yeats's fin-de-siecle Shakespeare is a symbolist poet and folk-artist whose pre-modern sensibility detaches him from contemporary 5/5(1).