Collection : The Cornell Yeats

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

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"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.



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 Countess Cathleen
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition gives literatim transcriptions and photographic reproductions of all the holographic materials pertaining to the writing, revising, and rewriting of "The Countess Cathleen" from 1889 to 1934.



Deirdre
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition of the manuscripts of "Deirdre" presents the transcription of work from three substantially different versions of the play through its first performance, together with post-performance revisions.



Diarmuid and Grania
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, George Moore
The manuscript materials included in the Cornell Yeats edition of "Diarmuid and Grania" provide a full record of the disputes and revisions that culminated in the final draft of the play, which opened at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on October 21, 1901.



The Early Poetry ("The Wanderings of Oisin" and Other Poems to 1895)
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This is the second of two volumes containing transcriptions and in many cases facsimiles of all surviving manuscripts of the poetry that Yeats had published by 1895, together with the later revisions of that poetry.



The Herne's Egg
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Written during a period of illness in 1935–1936, Yeats's play combines frank sexual content with bizarre imagery from the Indian and tribal Irish traditions. This edition provides a full transcription of the only extant manuscript version of the play.



The Hour-Glass
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This volume brings together all extant manuscripts of "The Hour-Glass," from a handwritten three-page fragment of the 1902 prose version to Yeats's typescripts of the 1922 verse rendition.



"In the Seven Woods" and "The Green Helmet and Other Poems"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This volume presents the surviving manuscripts, typescripts, and early printed texts for all of the poems W. B. Yeats included at one time or another in these two two remarkably significant and protean collections.



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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