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Lady Gregory: New Comedies

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature
Irish dramatist Lady Gregory, also known as Isabella Augusta, played an important part in reviving interest in Irish literature at the beginning of the 20th century. Also, together with W.B. Yeats, she was co-founded of the Abbey Theatre in 1904 and gave Ireland its own national theatre. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind the Irish Literary Revival. She wrote numerous short works, plays and produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Published in 1912, “New Comedies” is a volume of short plays. In this collection Lady Gregory included notes and music, production dates, and names of actors which also serve to document her literary career and her activities in the theater. The comedies which are surely as quaint and humorous and truly comic, contain something of Yeats’ own poetic imagery, Synge’s mystical lyricism, and O’Casey’s critical though often comic realism. We are glad to present you the literary work of the writer, which was described by George Bernard Shaw as "the greatest living Irish Women". Enjoy the reading!
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