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Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland




ISBN 9780415875769
Published October 21, 2009 by Routledge
180 Pages

 
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Focusing on plays (Richard II, Henry V, and Hamlet) which appear prominently in the writing of the Irish nationalist movement of the early twentieth century, this study explores how Irish writers such as Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney resisted English cultural colonization through a combination of reappropriation and critique of Shakespeare's work.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Cultural Impressment

Chapter Two: Macmorris and the Impressment of the Irish Servant

Chapter Three: Richard II, Irish Exiles, and the Breath of Kings

Chapter Four: Hamlet and Other Kinds of In-between-ness

Chapter Five: Question and Answer

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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