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Le personnage surnaturel dans le théâtre irlandais du XXe siècle

Abstract : Supernatural beings have always played an important role in Irish folklore. Indeed, many myths and legends are peopled with ghosts and creatures such as the banshee, the pooka, and the ubiquitous leprechaun. This folklore proved to be a solid foundation for the Irish National Theatre from its very inception at the close of the nineteenth century, and an inspiration to several of its founding members, including W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. However, since independence in 1922, references to Irish folkore have become less and less common. Is this just a natural phenomenon due to the rise of modernism and post modernism? Or are there more specific, more Irish reasons for this evolution ?
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Alan Murphy. Le personnage surnaturel dans le théâtre irlandais du XXe siècle. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011METZ010L⟩. ⟨tel-01749055⟩

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