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Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation$
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Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036519

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036519.001.0001

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Toward 1913 and the “Most Distinguished Irishman”—Shaw

Toward 1913 and the “Most Distinguished Irishman”—Shaw

(p.93) 3 Toward 1913 and the “Most Distinguished Irishman”—Shaw
Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation

Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

University Press of Florida

This chapter moves out of Dublin theatres, in part, as Shaw delivered his lecture “The Poor Law and Destitution in Ireland” to Dubliners in the context of Connolly's elaborate reply to the Catholic Church's effort to stifle socialism, Labour, Nationality, and Religion. The difference between Shaw's lecture and Connolly's Church response touches on the very debate fostered by Shaw and Synge. Connolly then became involved in the Irish trade union movement, uniting it with socialist theory. The period was peppered with Shavian-influenced plays, entering themselves into the socialist debate. As the bourgeois Dubliners whom Shaw satirized, who were also the enemies of Synge's plays, moved against trade unionism, the 1913 Dublin Lockout commenced. The colossal Dublin struggle of labor against capitalism was under way, and Shaw's presence was at hand.

Keywords:   Dublin theatres, Connolly, Shaw, Synge, Dubliners

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