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Lady Augusta Gregory

(1852—1932) playwright, folklorist, and literary patron

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Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre  

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First permanent home of the Irish National Theatre, founded in 1904 by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and W. B. Yeats to foster native drama. Dramatic scenes came four years later with riots at the ...
Anglo-Irish literature

Anglo-Irish literature  

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A term used to describe Irish writing in English which helps to distinguish this tradition from English literature and literature in Gaelic. The term Anglo-Irish was applied increasingly by ...
Brinsley MacNamara

Brinsley MacNamara  

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(b. Delvin, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, 6 Sept. 1890; d. Dublin, 4 Feb. 1963)Novelist and playwright. All his plays, mainly rural comedies on social themes, received their first productions at ...
Cathleen Ni Houlihan

Cathleen Ni Houlihan  

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One of the names for Ireland conceived of as a feminine entity adopted by the Jacobite poets of the 18th cent. Other names were Síle Ní Ghadhra, Róisín Dubh [see ...
Celtic Twilight

Celtic Twilight  

A collection of stories by Yeats, published 1893, illustrating the mysticism of the Irish and their belief in fairies, ghosts, and spirits. It has since become a generic phrase (slightly ironical) ...
Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe  

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(1942– ),publisher and bibliographer; born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, he was educated at Bradfield and TCD, after which he founded Colin Smythe Ltd, and began the Coole edition of the works ...
Coole Park

Coole Park  

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Co. Galway, home of Lady Gregory, famous as the headquarters of the Irish Revival. Summer home of W. B. Yeats for nearly 20 years, it was the subject of many of his poems. Guests who carved their ...
Cuala Press

Cuala Press  

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A private press founded in 1902 at Dundrum, Co. Dublin, by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, sisters of W. B. Yeats. It was originally called the Dun Emer Press. From 1908 until the late 1940s it flourished ...
Cuchulain of Muirthemne

Cuchulain of Muirthemne  

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(1902), a version by Lady Gregory of Táin Bó Cuailnge from the Ulster cycle. Working from translations by Standish Hayes O'Grady, and others, as well as from the original texts ...
Dave

Dave  

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(1927), a late miracle play by Lady Gregory, in which Dave, a poor serving-lad, is blamed by an older fellow-servant for his own misdeeds and dishonesty.
Deliverer

Deliverer  

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(1911), a play by Lady Gregory and an allegory of the way that Parnell was treated by the Irish people under the guise of the story of Moses in Egypt.[...]
Denis Johnston

Denis Johnston  

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(1901–84),playwright, critic, and mystical philosopher, is best known for his plays, which include The Old Lady Says ‘No!’ (1929), The Moon in the Yellow River (1931), A Bride for the Unicorn (1933), ...
Dervorgilla

Dervorgilla  

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(1907), a play by Lady Gregory, set in the period of the Norman invasion. Dervorgilla has betrayed her husband, O'Rourke of Breffney, by living with Diarmaid MacMorrough, who brings the ...
Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde  

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(1860–1949),Irish writer and pioneer in the Irish Revival, became the first professor of Irish at the National University in 1908. Several of his writings, including Love Songs of Connacht (1893) and ...
Edward Martyn

Edward Martyn  

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(1859–1923),one of the founders of the Irish Literary Theatre. His best‐known plays are The Heather Field (1899) and Maeve (1899). He is caricatured as ‘dear Edward’ in G. A. Moore's Hail and ...
Gaol Gate

Gaol Gate  

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(1906), a play by Lady Gregory. Two country women, mother and wife of Denis Cahel, come to the gates of Galway Gaol, believing that he has turned informer. The gatekeeper ...
George Fitzmaurice

George Fitzmaurice  

(1878–1963) Irish dramatistThe Country Dressmaker (1907) DramaThe Pie-Dish (1908) DramaThe Magic Glasses (1913) DramaFive Plays (1914) DramaThe Country Dressmaker (1907) DramaThe Pie-Dish (1908) ...
George Moore

George Moore  

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(1852–1933)Irish novelist, born into an aristocratic Catholic family at Moore Hall in Co. Mayo; his father's racing stables provided background for his most successful novel, Esther Waters. He ...
Hiberno-English

Hiberno-English  

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The term applied to those varieties of English which were and are spoken, and sometimes written, in Ireland. These varieties are also sometimes referred to as Anglo-Irish or Irish-English. They ...
Hyacinth Halvey

Hyacinth Halvey  

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(1906), a play by Lady Gregory, in which Hyacinth, the new sanitary inspector, arrives in Cloon. Unable to discourage the locals in their desire to see him as an exemplary ...

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