Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971

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Dates:
Birth 1883
Death 1971-01-24
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

St. John Greer Ervine had a long and influential career in the theatre. Born to deaf-mute Protestant parents in a suburb of Belfast, he moved to London in 1900 where he worked as a clerk and became active in the Fabian Society. An accomplished writer of realistic plays, his work first appeared in 1911, and he enjoyed considerable success, leading to his long friendship with George Bernard Shaw and the opportunity to manage the Abbey Theatre in 1915-1916. He joined the army in 1916, was wounded in France, and later had a leg amputated. After the war he became a widely-read theatre critic, and continued to write plays, as well as novels, biography, and other non-fiction.

From the description of St. John Ervine letters to John H. Hutchinson with a transcription of Hutchinson's responses, 1930-1934. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70247604

Epithet: author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000787.0x00016c

Playwright and critic.

From the description of Papers, 1914-1957. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36491894

Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

Literature Resource Center. "St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letter to Miss Gwen John, 1923 April 29, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Sir Gerald Reid Barry, 1930–1932, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007). "St. John Ervine is dead at 87." New York Times, January 25, 1971, http://proquest.umi.com (accessed February 22, 2007).

From the guide to the "The Preacher's Practice" short story, undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period of time.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John Greer Ervine letters to Arthur St. John Adcock, 1914–1928, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Eric N. Simons, 1934–1952, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to William Armstrong, 1932–1937, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letter to Dinner and Morum, 1948 March 9, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).

From the guide to the St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson, 1931–1961, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
  • English fiction--Irish authors--20th century--Sources
  • Dramatists, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Dramatists, Irish--20th century--Correspondence

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  • Authors
  • Playwrights

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  • Penn, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)