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Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation
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Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation

Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Abstract

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 this study explores 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—most notably by the socially liberal dramatist J. M. Synge and the socialist agitator James Connolly. Looking closely at such works as In the Shadow of the Glen, John Bull's Other Island, Playboy of the Western World, an ... More

Keywords: George Bernard Shaw, socialist, philosophy, scholarship, politics, radical debate, Irish, liberal dramatist, J. M. Synge, James Connolly, dialogue, narrative, Easter Uprising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036519
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036519.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel, author
Massachusetts Maritime Academy