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Staging Ireland

Title: Staging Ireland: The Sociopolitical Import of John O'Keeffe's Comedies.
Name(s): Hause, Brittany, author
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite the current general lack of critical acclaim for the works of John O'Keeffe (1747-1833), this study suggests that the stage comedies of the Dublin-born, London-residing playwright merit examination within the context of the notoriously conflicted relationship between the perceived nations of Ireland and England. Where some have claimed that O'Keeffe's plays pander to their London audiences by supporting English-constructed, debilitating stereotypes of Irishness, this study instead demonstrates that the comedies implicitly argue against nationalistic prejudice, critique the British government of O'Keeffe's day, and promote a less restricting view of what it is to be Irish or English, thereby deflating arguments in favor of an antagonistic opposition between the two countries.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0122 (IID)
Keywords: John O'Keeffe, John O'Keefe, Irish drama, Stage Irishman, musical comedy, farce, colonialism, stage stereotype
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: November 30, 2011.
Subject(s): Drama -- History and criticism
British literature
Theater -- History
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Hause, B. (2012). Staging Ireland: The Sociopolitical Import of John O'Keeffe's Comedies. Retrieved from