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Adele Dalsimer
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3858)

Abbey Theatre: Plays and Politics

To interpret the Abbey plays (those of Yeats, Synge, the Fay brothers, and Lady Augusta Gregory) in an attempt to determine their relation to their social and cultural context and to define more accurately the Abbey's place in Irish political life. A careful examination of the political aspect of the Abbey's work should further understanding of the complex relationship between the literary and political life in Ireland--a relationship that is unique among the countries of Western Europe.

Project fields:
Theater History and Criticism

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 8/31/1978