Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Court, Franklin E., 1939-

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of English

Abstract

The project is comprised of three papers, each covering a different subject, but still staying under the umbrella topic of the effects of Irish folk literature and myth on Irish playwrights. A short biography of Standish O’Grady, the father of the Irish Literary Renaissance, starts off the project. Next is a comparison/contrast of J.M. Synge’s and W.B. Yeats’ treatments of the “Deirdre” myth in their respective “Deirdre” plays. Finally, an analysis of the mother goddess influence on Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” concludes the overall project. By covering three separate topics, the thesis has a more in-depth, expansive basis.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Contains 3 papers: Standish O'Grady : unknown force behind the Irish literary Renaissance--Variations on the "Deirdre" myth : Synge and Yeats--Mother Godesses are alive and well and living in Dublin : O'Casey's Juno.

Extent

24 pages (various pagings)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

Effects of Irish folk literature and myth on Irish playwrights

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