Abbey Theatre

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Employer Maya Angelou
In Cairo the African-American journalist David Du Bois helped MA to get a job as assistant editor on a new English-language weekly called the Arab Observer (the only non-male, non-Arab, non-Muslim on its staff). In...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Gregory
In 1895 Robert was awarded a scholarship to attend Harrow and study the classics. After an undistinguished career there, he went on to Oxford , where he became an amateur boxer. Later he aspired to...
Friends, Associates Augusta Gregory
Sean O'Casey submitted his first play to the Abbey in 1919, and became friendly with AG in 1924 during the successful Abbey run of his play Juno and the Paycock. He was invited to...
Friends, Associates John Millington Synge
JMS 's major supporters in his dramatic career were William Butler Yeats and Augusta, Lady Gregory , who ran the Irish National Theatre . Other famous literary supporters included G. K. Chesterton , John Masefield
Leisure and Society Kate O'Brien
As a student in Dublin, KOB eagerly attended the Abbey Theatre . This was a period between Synge and O'Casey , but she delighted in plays by Shaw , beginning with Man and Superman.
O’Brien, Kate. My Ireland. B. T. Batsford, 1962.
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Occupation John Millington Synge
In 1904, A. E. Horniman , an Englishwoman who admired Yeats's dedication to Irish theatre, paid for the renovation of two buildings on Abbey Street and Marlborough Street, Dublin, and offered them free to...
Occupation Augusta Gregory
With the financial support of Annie Horniman , AG and the Irish Literary Theatre secured a permanent home: the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Murphy, James H. “Broken Glass and Batoned Crowds: Cathleen Ni Houlihan and the Tensions of Transition”. Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921, edited by D. George Boyce and Alan O’Day, Routledge, 2004, pp. 113 - 27.
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Performance of text John Millington Synge
JMS 's most controversial play, The Playboy of the Western World, premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, starring May Craig .
Kiely, David M. John Millington Synge: A Biography. Gill and Macmillan, 1994.
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Benson, Eugene. J. M. Synge. Macmillan, 1982.
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Performance of text Teresa Deevy
It ran for seven performances, and was printed in the Irish Literary Journal. An Abbey revival on 23 August 1937 ran for six performances.
The Teresa Deevy Archive.
Timeline
“Playwrights. Teresa Deevy”. The Playwrights Database.
Performance of text John Millington Synge
JMS 's final three-act play, Deirdre of the Sorrows, which he worked and reworked but left unfinished, was staged at the Abbey Theatre , Dublin.
Saddlemyer, Ann. “Introduction and Chronology”. The Collected Letters of John Millington Synge, Oxford University Press, 1983, p. ix - xxvi.
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Benson, Eugene. J. M. Synge. Macmillan, 1982.
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Performance of text John Millington Synge
He had begun writing this play in the summer of 1902, staying with his mother and relatives at a farmhouse in Tomriland, Wicklow, and by October had shown a version to the Theatre Society...
Performance of text Augusta Gregory
AG 's popular comedy about village gossip, Spreading the News, was performed alongside Yeats 's On Baile's Strand and their co-written Cathleen Ni Houlihan for the opening of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
McDiarmid, Lucy, Maureen Waters, and Augusta Gregory. “Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography”. Selected Writings, Penguin, 1995, pp. xi - xliv, 525.
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Performance of text W. B. Yeats
Dublin's Abbey Theatre , new home of the Irish National Theatre Society , opened with WBY 's On Baile's Strand in a triple bill with Lady Gregory 's Spreading the News, and Cathleen ni Houlihan by them both.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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Performance of text Augusta Gregory
AG 's one-act comedy about madness and sanity, The Full Moon, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Saddlemyer, Ann, and Augusta Gregory. “Foreword and History of First Productions”. The Tragedies and Tragic Comedies of Lady Gregory, Colin Smythe, 1970, p. v - xiii.
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Performance of text W. B. Yeats
WBY 's last play, Purgatory, was performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, alongside a revival of the two plays produced when the theatre first opened, Cathleen ni Houlihan and On Baile's Strand.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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Timeline

1905
The Theatre of Ireland was formed as an offshoot of the Irish National Dramatic Society at the Abbey Theatre , Dublin, because many nationalists believed the theatre group should have a political agenda.
12 April 1923
The career as a dramatist of Sean O'Casey , labourer and IRA member, took off when his playThe Shadow of a Gunman was produced at the Abbey Theatre , Dublin, which had by...
3 March 1924
Sean O'Casey followed his first success at the Abbey Theatre , Dublin, with a play about war entitled Juno and the Paycock.
August 1925
Sean O'Casey submitted to the Abbey Theatre , Dublin, the first and only play to deal with the topic of the Easter Rising of 1916: The Plough and the Stars.