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Early Irish theatre helped to create a sense of national identity in the years before Ireland achieved independence from Great Britain, before Ireland officially became an independent nation in 1922. This happened in particular when playwrights created characters and plotlines primarily focusing on Ireland’s underrepresened populations in isolated rural areas and slums in urban centers such as Dublin, representation which hadn’t really existed onstage earlier in that country.
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