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Staging Yeats in the twenty-first century; a reception history.

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Staging Yeats in the twenty-first century; a reception history.

Lapisardi, Frederick S.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2006

387 pages

$129.95

Hardcover

PR5902

Drawn from Yeats' own statements about his plays and their performance, this study aims to demonstrate the production of the plays in a way that Yeats imagined, as well as ways to create innovative revivals, based on recent productions at James W. Flannery's International W. B. Yeats Theatre Festival in Dublin. Lapisardi considers Yeats' dramatic theories, specific productions of his plays, and plans for new productions. These include Land of Heart's Desire, The Shadowy Waters, Deirdre, The Dreaming of the Bones, Wheels and Butterflies, Purgatory, and "The Cuchulain Cycle." In addition to other sources, Lapisardi draws from The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats and Manuscript Studies. Lapisardi has taught in the English departments of Niagara U., CUNY, SUNY at Fredonia, and California U. of Pennsylvania, and was literary advisor to the Yeats Festival at the Abbey Theatre.

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