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By A. Norman Jeffares

This booklet discusses the reviews of students and critics at the performs of Yeats, explains problems in Yeats performs, annotating phrases and words the place worthwhile and it additionally offers info of printings, preliminary courses and casts..

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See note on 4 above. 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.

I had no need to tum to my books of astrology to know that the common people are under the moon, or to Porphyry to remember the image-making power of the waters. Nor did I doubt the entire truth of what she said to me, for my head was full of fables that I had no longer the knowledge and emotion to write. Then you brought me with you to see your friends in the cottages, and to talk to old wise men on Slieve Echtge, and we gathered together, or you gathered for me, a great number of stories and traditional beliefs.

Galway: the folk song 'Donnchadh Ban' Sz or 'Flaxen-haired Donough' was the source for this song. See Myles Dillon, Early Irish Literature, 1948, p. x8s. The lament or keen for Fair-haired Donough was sometimes thought to have been composed by Anthony Raftery (c. I784-1835) of Mayo, a blind poet and fiddler. See Michael Yeats, 'W. B. Yeats and Irish Folk Song'. a red man of the O'Donne/ls: probably 'Red' Hugh Roe O'Donnell 83 (c. z), overran Connacht, shared in the Irish victory at the Battle of the Yellow Ford on the Blackwater, failed to reduce Mountjoy's forces at Kinsale, went to Spain for aid, and was reputedly poisoned there at Salamanca.

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