Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958

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Dates:
Birth 1886-10-04
Death 1958-10-15
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Biographical notes:

Author and playwright, of Dublin, Ireland.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1958. (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28419626

Playwright, author, and theater manager.

From the description of Playscript of Lennox Robinson, 1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449665

Lennox Robinson (1886-1958), author and playwright, born in Douglas, Ireland.

From the description of Lennox Robinson collection, 1940-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863196

Irish playwright, manager, producer, director, and editor Lennox Robinson was born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland, on October 4, 1886. He died on October 14, 1958, and was buried at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.

From the description of Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903-1931. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 471473273

Lennox Robinson was an Irish playwright, essayist, biographer, short-story writer, and the producer and manager for the Abbey Theatre from 1909 to 1914.

From the description of Lennox Robinson collection of papers, 1898-[1958] bulk (1911-1930). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485875

From the guide to the Lennox Robinson collection of papers, 1898-[1958, 1911-1930, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Stuart Lennox Robinson (October 4, 1886 - October 15, 1958) was an Irish dramatist, poet and theatre producer and director who was involved with the Abbey Theatre. In August 1907 his interest in the theatre began after he went to see an Abbey production of plays by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory at the Cork Opera House. He published his first poem that same year. His first play, The Cross Roads was performed in the Abbey in 1909 the same year he became Manager of the theatre. He resigned in 1914 as a result of a disastrous tour of the United States but returned in 1919. He was appointed to the board of the theatre in 1923 and continued to serve in that capacity until his death. Robinsons' plays include Patriots (1912), Dreamers (1915), The Big House (1926), and The Whiteheaded Boy (1916). His fiction includes Eight Short Stories (1919). In 1951 he published Ireland's Abbey Theatre, the first full-length history of the company.

From the description of Lennox Robinson papers, 1892-1954. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 212051094

Irish playwright and editor Lennox Robinson was born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland, on October 4, 1886. Robinson is closely associated with the Abbey Theatre where he held a variety of positions including producer, manager, and member of the board of directors.

Hoover, Ronald G. "Lennox Robinson." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1940–1945. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 116-121. Contemporary Authors. Volume 120. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1987. pp. 309-310.

From the guide to the Lennox Robinson letters, undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, manager, producer, director, and editor Lennox Robinson was born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland, on October 4, 1886. He died on October 14, 1958, and was buried at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.

The Clancy Name, Robinson's first play, appeared at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, in 1908. A year later Irish playwrights William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory appointed him producer and manager of the Abbey Theatre. He served in this capacity until 1914 and later resumed the positions from 1919 to 1923. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Abbey until his death in 1958. While serving Abbey Theatre he was responsible for opening the Peacock Theatre in 1925 and for creating the Abbey School of Acting in 1926.

In the early 1930s, Robinson was a guest producer and lecturer at several American educational institutions, including State University of Montana, Amherst College, University of Michigan, and Carnegie Institute of Technology. Robinson was chosen in 1932 as an academician of the Irish Academy of Letters.

Robinson wrote a number of dramatic plays, including "The Whiteheaded Boy" (which garnered international praise in 1916), "The Round Table" (1922), "Crabbed Youth and Age" (1922),"Never the Time and the Place" (1924), "Patriots" (1912), "Portrait" (1926), "Ever the Twain" (1930), and "Church Street" (1935). Many of Robinson's plays influenced other early twentieth-century Irish dramatists. Ronald G. Hoover in the Dictionary of Literary Biography notes that Lennox Robinson created many of the trends in the Irish theater during the first half of the twentieth century.

Robinson edited a number of books, including A Golden Treasury of Irish Verse, Poems by Thomas Parnell, A Little Anthology of Modern Irish Verse, The Irish Theatre, Lady Gregory's Journals 1916-1930, and The Oxford Book of Irish Verse .

Hoover, Ronald G. "Lennox Robinson." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1940-1945. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 116-121. Contemporary Authors. Volume 120. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1987. p. 309-310.

From the guide to the Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903–1931, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)



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  • Poets' monuments
  • Literary patrons--Ireland--History--20th century--Sources.
  • Memorials
  • Irish literature--20th century
  • Publishers and publishing--History--20th century--Correspondence
  • Literary patrons--History--20th century--Correspondence
  • Poets, Irish
  • Irish poetry--20th century
  • Sculptors
  • English literature--Irish authors--20th century
  • English literature--Irish authors--20th century--History and criticism.
  • Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
  • Authors, Irish
  • English literature--Irish authors--20th century--Correspondence
  • English literature--20th century--History and criticism.
  • Publishers and publishing--Ireland--History--20th century--Sources.

Occupations:

  • Playwrights.
  • Authors.
  • Patrons.
  • Editors.
  • Author.
  • Dramatists.
  • Poet.
  • Authors, Irish.
  • Theatrical managers.

Places:

  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Dublin (Ireland) (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)