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Eleven Plays of William Butler Yeats
The theatre of William Butler Years is one of the permanent legacies of English literature, and this edition marks the first time a selection of his plays has been made available in the United States. These eleven plays cover the whole brilliant spectrum of Yeats' dramatic genius - from the romantic dramas of his youth to his last play, The Death of Cuchulain, written shor ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published January 1st 1967 by Collier Books
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I first came to Yeats's plays after reading all of Shakespeare, four Ben Jonson plays, much of Restoration Comedy, a half dozen Moliere plays in French, and a couple Synge. I was not impressed. Now, having published a translation of Bruno's one comedy Candelaio (1582) and fostered its performance in London and here, and having written a few plays and one musical myself, I am more appreciative of Yeats's brief plays. After all, he co-founded and managed the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, where ...more
William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, ...moreMore about W.B. Yeats...