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By examining seven different opening nights in New York theaters over the course of the last century, John Harrington considers the reception of Irish drama on the American stage and explores the complex interplay between drama and audience expectations. All of these productions provoked some form of public disagreement when they were first staged in New York, ranging from the confrontation between Shaw and the Society for the Suppression of Vice to the intellectual outcry provoked by billing Waiting for Godot as "the laugh sensation of two continents." The inaugural volume in the series Irish Literature, History, and Culture, The Irish Play on the New York Stage explores the New York premieres of The Shaughraun (1874), Mrs Warren's Profession (1905), The Playboy of the Western World (1911), Exiles (1925), Within the Gates (1934), Waiting for Godot (1956), and Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1966).
  • ISBN13: 9780813120331
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Pubilcation Year: 1997
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00176
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FormatHardcover
SeriesIrish Literature, History, & Culture
Publication DateNovember 6, 1997
Pages176

Irish Play on the New York Stage

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