Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation

Nelson O`Ceallaigh Ritschel
Foreword by R. F. Dietrich, Series Editor

Details: 288 pages    6x9
Cloth: $74.95   ISBN 13: 978-0-8130-3651-9   
Paper: $26.95   ISBN 13: 978-0-8130-4440-8   
Pubdate: 6/5/2011
Series: The Florida Bernard Shaw Series
Review(s): 5 available

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"With great skill, Nelson O`Ceallaigh Ritschel has constructed a gripping intellectual narrative out of the Irish national debate over socialism that led to the Easter Uprising of 1916."--John A. Bertolini, author of The Playwriting Self of Bernard Shaw

"Ritschel’s reputation as one of the most insightful writers on the interplay of early Irish theatre and the broader culture within which it operated is confirmed again by Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation."--Gary A. Richardson, author of American Drama

George Bernard Shaw has always been regarded as a political provocateur and socialist with ideas that reflected a complicated public philosophy. Scholarship abounds on Shaw’s politics, but Nelson Ritschel’s compelling study is the first to explore how Shaw’s presence in Irish radical debate manifested itself not only through his direct contributions but also through the way he and his efforts were engaged by others.

Nelson O`Ceallaigh Ritschel, professor of humanities at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, is the author of Synge and Irish Nationalism.

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