The collected works of W. B. Yeats; vol. II: the plays

By: Yeats, W. B
Contributor(s): Clark, David R [Editor] | Clark, Rosalind E [Editor]
Material type: TextTextSeries: The collected works of W. B. YeatsPublisher: New York Scribner 2001Description: 956 p.: music Includes bibliographical referencesISBN: 9781451656442Subject(s): Criticism and interpretation | Yeats, W. B. - William Butler | English Drama - Irish authors | Literature - History and criticism | Literary criticism - English, Irish, Scottish, WelshDDC classification: 822.8 Summary: The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume II: The Plays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. This complete edition includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, in authoritative texts and with extensive explanatory notes. The Plays, edited by David R. Clark and Rosalind E. Clark, is the first-ever complete collection of Yeats's plays that honors the order in which the plays first appeared. It provides the latest and most accurate texts in Yeats's lifetime, as well as extensive editorial notes and emendations. Though best known as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century, from the beginning of his career William Butler Yeats understood the value of his plays and his poetry to be the same. In 1923, when he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yeats suggested that "perhaps the English committees would never have sent you my name if I had written no plays...if my lyric poetry had not a quality of speech practiced on the stage." Indeed, Yeats's great achievement in poetry should not be allowed to obscure his impressive and innovative accomplishments as a dramatist. In The Plays, David and Rosalind Clark have restored the plays to the final order in which Yeats planned for them to be published. This volume opens with Yeats's introduction for an unpublished Scribner collection and encompasses all of his dramatic work, from The Countess Cathleen to The Death of Cuchulain. The Plays enables readers to see clearly, for the first time, the ways in which Yeats's very different dramatic forms evolved over the course of his life, and to appreciate fully the importance of drama in the oeuvre of this greatest of modern poets. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Collected-Works-of-W-B-Yeats-Vol-II-The-Plays/William-Butler-Yeats/9781451656442
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Item location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
General Stacks
Slot 2307 (2 Floor, East Wing) Fiction 822.8 Y3C6 (Browse shelf) Available 203023

Table of content

An introduction for my plays (1937)
The Countess Cathleen (1892)
The land of heart's desire (1894)
Cathleen Ni Houlihan (1902)
The hour-glass : a morality (in prose) (1903)
The pot of broth (1904)
The king's threshold (1904)
On Baile's strand (1904)
Deirdre (1907)
The unicorn from the stars (1908)
The green helmet : an heroic farce (1910)
The shadowy waters (acting version) (1911)
The hour-glass (in verse) (1914)
Four plays for dancers. At the hawk's well (1917) ; The dreaming of the bones (1919) ; The only jealousy of Emer (1919) ; Calvary (1920)
The player queen (1922)
Sophocles' King Oedipus : a version for the modern stage (1928)
Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus : a version for the modern stage (1934)
Wheels and butterflies (more plays for dancers). The cat and the moon (1917) ; Fighting the waves (1930) ; The words upon the window-pane (1930) ; The resurrection (1931)
The king of the great clock tower (1934)
A full moon in March (1935)
The herne's egg : a stage play (1938)
Purgatory (1939)
The death of Cuchulain (1939)
Diarmuid and Grania (1901)
Where there is nothing (1902)

Appendix A. Yeats's notes for the unpublished edition de luxe (Macmillan) and the Dublin edition (Scribner's)
Appendix B. Music for the plays
Explanatory notes
Textual notes

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume II: The Plays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. This complete edition includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, in authoritative texts and with extensive explanatory notes.
The Plays, edited by David R. Clark and Rosalind E. Clark, is the first-ever complete collection of Yeats's plays that honors the order in which the plays first appeared. It provides the latest and most accurate texts in Yeats's lifetime, as well as extensive editorial notes and emendations.
Though best known as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century, from the beginning of his career William Butler Yeats understood the value of his plays and his poetry to be the same. In 1923, when he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, Yeats suggested that "perhaps the English committees would never have sent you my name if I had written no plays...if my lyric poetry had not a quality of speech practiced on the stage." Indeed, Yeats's great achievement in poetry should not be allowed to obscure his impressive and innovative accomplishments as a dramatist.
In The Plays, David and Rosalind Clark have restored the plays to the final order in which Yeats planned for them to be published. This volume opens with Yeats's introduction for an unpublished Scribner collection and encompasses all of his dramatic work, from The Countess Cathleen to The Death of Cuchulain.
The Plays enables readers to see clearly, for the first time, the ways in which Yeats's very different dramatic forms evolved over the course of his life, and to appreciate fully the importance of drama in the oeuvre of this greatest of modern poets.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Collected-Works-of-W-B-Yeats-Vol-II-The-Plays/William-Butler-Yeats/9781451656442

There are no comments for this item.

to post a comment.

Powered by Koha