The King's Threshold : Manuscript Materials (Cornell Yeats)

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The King's Threshold : Manuscript Materials (Cornell Yeats)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 688 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780801441042
  • DDC分類 822.8

基本説明

Includes the preliminary notes and first prose drafts dictated by Yeats to his patron and collaborator, Lady Gregory, in March and April 1903, Yeats's first verse dragts, heavily revised and corrected typescripts, and notes for the changes made in 1904-1906.

Full Description


From reviews of The Cornell Yeats series:"For students of Yeats the whole series is bound to become an essential reference source and a stimulus to important critical re-readings of Yeats's major works. In a wider context, the series will also provide an extraordinary and perhaps unique insight into the creative process of a great artists."-Irish Literary Supplement"I consider the Cornell Yeats one of the most important scholarly projects of our time."-A. Walton Litz, Princeton University, coeditor of The Collected Poems of William Carols Williams and Personae: The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound"The most ambitious of the many important projects in current studies of Yeats and perhaps of modern poetry generally.... The list of both general and series editors, as well as prospective preparers of individual volumes, reads like a Who's Who of Yeats textual studies in North America. Further, the project carries the blessing of Yeats's heirs and bespeaks an ongoing commitment from a major university press.... The series will inevitably engender critical studies based on a more solid footing than those of any other modern poet.... Its volumes will be consulted long after gyres of currently fashionable theory have run on."-Yeats Annual (1983)He has chosen death: Refusing to eat or drink, that he may bringDisgrace upon me; for there is a custom,An old and foolish custom, that if a manBe wronged, or think that he is wronged, and starveUpon another's threshold till he die,The common people, for all time to come,Will raise a heavy cry against that threshold,Even though it be the King's. -from The King's ThresholdThe King's Threshold was first performed in Dublin by the Irish National Theatre Society in 1903 and first published in New York in 1904. The Cornell Yeats edition of this play about a bard's hunger strike includes the preliminary notes and first prose drafts dictated by Yeats to his patron and collaborator, Lady Gregory, in March and April 1903. As well as providing an outline of the play, these preliminary notes identify contemporary persons on whom some of the characters were based. Other features of this edition of The King's Threshold include Yeats's first blank verse drafts, heavily revised and corrected typescripts and galley proofs, and notes for the changes made between 1904 and 1906. A major revision added a tragic ending to the version published in 1922, and this ending has remained in place ever since. Uniquely, this edition presents all four versions of the play, spanning thirty years of Yeats's efforts to perfect it. Declan Kiely presents the biographical and historical context of the play's genesis and Yeats's revisions, and gives accounts of several productions and revivals of the play. The Introduction also explores the relationship between theatrical production and textual revision.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    xi
Abbreviations xiii
Census of Manuscripts xv
Introduction xxv
Transcription Principles and Procedures lvii
The King's Threshold (1903--1904)
Manuscripts, with Transcriptions and
Photographic Reproductions
Prose Scenarios, Drafts, and Notes
Complete Draft of the Prose Scenario 2 (17)
(March--April 1903)
Revised Draft of the Opening Scene 19 (5)
(April 1903)
Fragment of Revision for the Prose 24 (3)
Scenario (April 1903)
Preliminary Notes for the Prose Scenario 27 (5)
Complete Fair Copy of the Revised Prose 32 (14)
Scenario (April 1903)
Typescript Fragments with Holograph 46 (9)
Revisions
Holograph Fragments of the Revised 55 (34)
Blank Verse Draft
First Complete Holograph Blank Verse 89 (159)
Draft
Typescript Fair Copy Fragment with 248 (5)
Holograph Revisions
Holograph Fragment of Notes for Revised 253 (2)
Blank Verse Draft
Holograph Fragments of Revised Blank 255 (60)
Verse Draft
Fragment of the Prologue 315 (1)
First Complete Typescript (August 1903) 316 (53)
Holograph Fragment of Revised Blank 369 (1)
Verse Draft
Complete Typescript with Postproduction 370 (45)
Revisions (October 1903)
The King's Threshold (1905--1906)
Manuscripts, with Transcriptions and
Photographic Reproductions
Holograph Fragments
Revisions for the King's Speech 415 (4)
Revisions for the Cripples' Parts 419 (2)
Revisions for the Cripples' Parts 421 (2)
Holograph Fragment of Revision for the 423 (4)
Parts of Seanchan and the Mayor
Revised Galley Proofs for Poems 427 (78)
1899--1905 (December 1905--January 1906)
The King's Threshold (1920--1922)
Manuscripts, with Transcriptions and
Photographic Reproductions
Holograph Emendations for Plays in 505 (20)
Prose and Verse (1922) and the New
Ending (December 1920)
Holograph of the Final Page of the New 525 (2)
Ending (December 1920)
Holograph Revisions for the New Ending 527 (1)
Typescript of Alterations in Additions 528 (2)
to the New Ending
Pasted-up Printed Copy of 1911 Text 530 (37)
with Holograph and Typescript Revisions
for Plays in Prose and Verse (1922)
The King's Threshold (1931--1934)
Manuscripts, with Transcriptions and
Photographic Reproductions
Holograph Fragment of Revision in the 567 (1)
Cripples' Dialogue for The Collected
Plays (1934)
Revised ``first page proofs'' for the 568 (44)
Macmillan Edition de Luxe (Coole
Edition), Volume III (November 1931)
Appendixes
I. Stage Design for First Production, 612 (1)
Bound with Harvard(1) Typescript
II. W. B. Yeats's Opening Night Speech 613 (1)
Reported in The Freeman's Journal
(Dublin, October 9, 1903)
III. Photograph of a Scene from the First 614 (1)
Dublin Production, from The New York
Herald (1904)
IV. Parody of The King's Threshold from 615 (2)
The Leader (Dublin, September 23, 1911)
V. Stage Designs for The Abbey Theatre 617
(c. 1910)