Collection : The Cornell Yeats

General editors: Phillip L. Marcus, J. C. C. Mays, Stephen Parrish, Ann Saddlemyer, and Jon Stallworthy

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"On Baile's Strand"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition presents photographs and transcriptions of the manuscripts, typescripts, and revised proof pages that trace Yeats's textual revisions for On Baile's Strand.



"Where There Is Nothing" and "The Unicorn from the Stars"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory
In the Cornell Yeats edition of "Where There Is Nothing" and "The Unicorn from the Stars," Wim Van Mierlo recounts their complicated composition history and makes clear the ways in which the latter diverges from its predecessor.



The Resurrection
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
A documentary edition of Yeats's 1932 play that traces multiple textual revisions.



"At the Hawk's Well" and "The Cat and the Moon"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Both At the Hawk's Well (1917) and The Cat and the Moon (1924) dramatize their characters' journeys of the soul to magic wells. The Cornell Yeats edition of these plays presents photographs and transcriptions of the typescripts in various revisions.



"The Golden Helmet" and "The Green Helmet"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Yeats's Helmet plays (The Green Helmet, in verse, and its earlier prose version The Golden Helmet) are part of the author's cycle of plays dealing with the life and death of the legendary Irish hero Cuchulain, first conceived in 1907.



Sophocles' "Oedipus at Colonus"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition presents photographs and transcriptions of three revised typescripts of "Oedipus at Colonus" that Yeats prepared and extensively revised over a period of eight-and-a-half months and a reading text based on the first publication of the play.



The Tower (1928)
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Materials include transcriptions and photographs of the earliest recoverable drafts and selected transcriptions from the most interesting manuscripts and annotated typescripts.



"The King of the Great Clock Tower" and "A Full Moon in March"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This volume of the Cornell Yeats contains manuscript materials for both the prose and verse renditions of "The King of the Great Clock Tower" and all of the drafts that resulted in "A Full Moon in March."



Collaborative One-Act Plays, 1901–1903 ("Cathleen ni Houlihan," "The Pot of Broth," "The Country of the Young," "Heads or Harps")
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory
The four short works collected in this book were among the earliest plays to be authored collaboratively by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, written during the pivotal years of the "Irish Literary Theatre" experiment of 1899–1901.



The King's Threshold
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
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.



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