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Lady Augusta Gregory

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

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Frank Fay

Frank Fay  

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(1870–1931)Irish actor and director. He established with his brother William Fay, several amateur companies in Dublin (including one associated with Maud Gonne's Daughters of Erin), which staged ...
Irish Literary Theatre

Irish Literary Theatre  

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Was found by W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and E. Martyn in 1899. It became the Irish National Theatre Society in 1903, with Yeats as president, and moved into the new Abbey Theatre in 1904.
Irish National Dramatic Society

Irish National Dramatic Society  

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Company founded by Frank and W. G. Fay, which in 1902 produced AE's Deirdre, Yeats and Lady Gregory's Cathleen ni Houlihan and The Pot of Broth, and four other plays ...
Libre, Théâtre

Libre, Théâtre  

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Private French company opened in 1887 by Antoine. The Théâtre Libre (Free Theatre) became the home and testing ground of Europe's new drama and the model for independent theatres elsewhere ...
national theatre movement, Ireland

national theatre movement, Ireland  

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Before the final years of the nineteenth century, Ireland relied on the English stage for its repertoire. After the death of Parnell in 1891, political energies were substantially diverted into ...
Playboy riots

Playboy riots  

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J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World elicited noisy protests on its first night in the Abbey Theatre (26 January 1907) and continued disruption for its following week's ...
poetic Drama

poetic Drama  

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Term applied to plays written in verse or in a heightened, ‘poetic’ form of prose, which in the 19th and 20th centuries constituted an attempt to restore the medium of ...
Sara Allgood

Sara Allgood  

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(b. Dublin, 15 Oct. 1883; d. Hollywood, 22 June 1950)Actress. She created many parts from the opening of the Abbey Theatre (1904), in plays by Gregory, Synge, Yeats and ...
women in theatre

women in theatre  

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Why an article on ‘women in theatre’? The most cursory perusal of the panoply of pre-twentieth-century drama will provide the clue to the complex answer to so simple a question. ...
Zambia

Zambia  

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The economy has revived with higher copper prices but corruption remains a problemMost of Zambia consists of a plateau at around 1,200 metres above sea level. The highest point is in the Muchinga ...

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