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By Alan J. Fletcher

This e-book is the winner of the Beatrice White Prize, presented each year for impressive scholarly paintings in English literature prior to 1590, for 2001. Drama and function in eire recall to mind the current instead of the traditional earlier, but Irish dramatic and performative traditions have been a long way richer ahead of the arriving of Cromwell than has in general been preferred. This e-book goals to fix a deficit in our wisdom. It attracts jointly all recognized documentary proof for drama and function in eire up until eventually the closure of the 1st public theatre in Dublin in 1641. ancient files, many by no means ahead of released, are given satisfaction of position, yet a beneficiant number of pertinent literary resources has been incorporated one of the Appendices. A old evaluation of Irish drama and function prefaces the list assortment, and outlines are given of each manuscript and early revealed booklet from which the documents that includes within the publication were taken, in addition to translations of things recorded in Irish, Latin or French. The publication therefore offers a useful database for more than a few disciplines, from scholars of Irish tradition to social historians, theatre historians and musicologists.ALAN J. FLETCHER is Lecturer in English Language and medieval Literature, college university Dublin.

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Fletcher, `Playing and Staying Together: Projecting the Corporate Image in SixteenthCentury Dublin', in A. F. Johnston and W. HuÈsken, ed. Civic Ritual and Drama (Amsterdam and Atlanta, 1996), pp. 15±37 and `The Civic Pageantry of Corpus Christi in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Dublin', Irish Economic and Social History 23 (1996), 73±96. The Hoggen Green was a public recreational area to the east of the city walls, in the region of present-day College Green, in front of Trinity College. It is plotted on Fig.

Sixth and last come ecclesiastical items, in Latin, French and, after the Reformation, in English, arranged by province. The second principal section of the Repertory is made up of thirty-one Appendices, followed ®nally by a group of post-1642 documents. The Appendices mainly comprise items in Irish, with a few in English or in Latin, while the post-1642 documents are in English, French or Irish. 2 Principles of selection One of the most controversial aspects of this Repertory may be the principles guiding item selection.

10±30, need further explanation. Lea®ng through the Appendices will quickly reveal that most are in Irish. Irish society during the period under review did not generally produce those kinds of documents that students of British history tend to be most familiar with. There is little in the Irish language in the way of deeds, leases, quitclaims, account books, patents or the like, documents which may be thought to lay reassuring claim to the real world. On the other hand, there is an immensely fertile crop of the sorts of narrative texts that historians have traditionally been wary of, regarding them at best as of doubtful worth or at worst as containing nothing to suit their purpose.

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