By A. Norman Jeffares
This ebook discusses the reviews of students and critics at the performs of Yeats, explains problems in Yeats performs, annotating phrases and words the place precious and it additionally offers information of printings, preliminary guides and casts..
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And so she did. " And the mother began to cry and to roar. And he went out and got two hampers of turf and made a fire, that they thought he was going to burn the house dowri. " And when she heard that, she gave one leap, and was out of the house, and they saw, then, it was an old hag she was. Well, the man asked the advice of an old woman, and she bid him go to a faery-bush that was near, and he might get some word of her. So he went there at night, and saw all sorts of grand people, and they in carriages or riding on horses, and among them he could see the girl he came to look for.
79 tramping the country like a poor scholar: the existence of the 'hedge scholars' was caused by one of the Penal Laws which followed the victories of William of Orange. This made it illegal for Catholics to go abroad for education or keep a public school in Ireland. The Gaelic tradition survived through 'Courts of Poetry', informal gatherings of poets in barns or kitchens, and through the illegal schools maintained by travelling 'hedge schoolmasters '. Aodh de Blacam sums up the effect of the poets in terms which also apply to the hedge schoolmasters : 'With a prodigious zeal for learning, they sometimes mastered the Classic languages, but their individual achievements could not prevail against the standards of the times, which demanded in literature only what was comprehensible to the illiterate, although spiritually refined and sensitive, people .
9 ~m Aled's part in this was added in the 1912 revision. His dramatic function here is that he appeals to that side of the Countess which would like to escape to the subjective, timdess and pagan world of dreams, beauty and art. This world is shattered by the successive entries of the Steward, and Teigue and Shemus. By the end of the . ~ xo A Commentary on the Colle&ted Plays of W. B. x scene the Countess has chosen the objective, Christian world of self-sacrifice and responsibility. Maeve: usually the wild queen of Connacht, but here the queen of the faery.
A Commentary on the Collected Plays of W. B. Yeats by A. Norman Jeffares