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Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland

By Robin Bates

Routledge – 2008 – 170 pages

Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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Description

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.

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

Name: Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Robin Bates. 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...
Categories: Post-Colonial Studies, Shakespeare, Literature & Culture, Irish Literature, Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, 20th Century Literature