Gregory, Augusta, Lady

Gregory, Augusta, Lady

biographical name

(born March 5, 1852, Roxborough, County Galway, Ire.—died May 22, 1932, Coole) Irish playwright and theatre manager, an important figure in the Irish Literary Renaissance. With William Butler Yeats, she helped found the Irish Literary Theatre (1898) and the Abbey Theatre (1904). She wrote many dialect comedies based on Irish peasant life, including those collected in Seven Short Plays (1909). She also translated plays by Molière and others into an Anglo-Irish dialect that she called “Kiltartan” and translated and arranged Irish sagas into continuous narratives, published as Cuchulain of Muirthemne (1902) and Gods and Fighting Men (1904).


Gregory, Augusta, Lady orig. Isabella Augusta Persse

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