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The Resource Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama, Richard Rankin Russell

Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama, Richard Rankin Russell

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Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama
Title
Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rankin Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Modernity, Community, and Place in Brian Friel's Drama shows how the leading Irish playwright explores a series of dynamic physical and intellectual environments, charting the impact of modernity on rural culture and on the imagined communities he strives to create between readers and script, actors and audience. While many critics have noted in passing his affinity for local culture and community, criticism of Friel has largely failed to examine the profound implications of his varying environments ranging from rural and urban places, to public, built spaces, to the personal spaces of the body and mind and to integrate that interest with a comprehensive theory of his drama. Drawing on the work of thinkers such as the phenomenologist Edward Casey and the environmental and literary critic Wendell Berry, successive chapters analyze Friel's five best-known and most critically acclaimed major plays across roughly a quarter-century Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Freedom of the City, Faith Healer, Translations, and Dancing at Lughnasa in the context of his place-centered drama. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Richard Rankin
Dewey number
822/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6056.R5
LC item number
Z88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Irish studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friel, Brian
  • Communities in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
Label
Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama, Richard Rankin Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Mediascape, harvest, crash: Philadelphia, here I come! and Gar O'Donnell's modernity -- "Placing the dead of the troubles": the imagined ghostly community of the freedom of the city -- Faith healer: from the geopathic shudder to the embrace of ritualized, performative place -- Translations: lamenting and accepting modernity -- Dancing at Lughnasa: placing and recreating memory
Control code
861497241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780815633310
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861497241
Label
Modernity, community, and place in Brian Friel's drama, Richard Rankin Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Mediascape, harvest, crash: Philadelphia, here I come! and Gar O'Donnell's modernity -- "Placing the dead of the troubles": the imagined ghostly community of the freedom of the city -- Faith healer: from the geopathic shudder to the embrace of ritualized, performative place -- Translations: lamenting and accepting modernity -- Dancing at Lughnasa: placing and recreating memory
Control code
861497241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780815633310
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861497241

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