DATE: June 2015
VENUE: The Abbey Theatre & Publication
The Irish Revival of 1891 to 1922 was an extraordinary era of literary achievement and political debate in Ireland. The artists, thinkers and political activists of the day exchanged ideas and opinions about what Ireland was and could become. Yet much of this discourse remains out of print, some of these voices almost forgotten.
Handbook of the Irish Revival provides for the first time, in an accessible single volume, a set of writings that reflects the intensity of the cultural debate of the time. Essays, articles and letters by world famous figures such as James Joyce, Maud Gonne and J.M. Synge are published alongside less well-known figures, Mary Colum, John Eglinton and Helena Molony among them.
Handbook of the Irish Revival is the first publication from Abbey Theatre Press.