Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1852-03-15
Death 1932-05-22
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
French, English, Irish

Biographical notes:

Isabella Augusta Persse (1852-1932) married Sir William Henry Gregory (1817-1892). After her husband's death, Lady Gregory became an author and playwright. She also acted as manager of the Abbey Theatre from 1904-1912.

From the description of Lady Gregory papers, 1879-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863298

Isabella Augusta Gregory, Lady Gregory (1852-1932), the Irish playwright and poet. For a fuller account of her life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Original autograph manuscript of, The golden apple, by Lady Gregory, with related correspondence with Lord Brotherton, 1913-1928, (Leeds University Library)

Lady Isabella Augusta (Persse) Gregory was an Irish playwright, director, producer, poet, folklorist, translator and historian, co-founder of the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater, and patron of the Irish Literary Renaissance.

From the description of Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-1965 bulk (1873-1932). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652029

From the guide to the Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-[1965, 1873-1932, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Irish playwright.

From the description of Letter to Lennox Robinson [manuscript], 1927 January? 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647827780

From the description of Letters, n.d., to Dorothy Carleton. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448016

Irish playwright Lady Gregory was born March 15, 1852 in Roxborough, Ireland. She was active in the Irish literary revival and was a cofounder in 1899 of the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater, which she managed for a time. Lady Gregory wrote numerous plays, most of which were produced at Abbey Theatre. Her play, The Dragon, was produced in Dublin at Abbey Theatre in 1919 and published by Talbot Press in 1920. She died May 22, 1932 in Coole, Ireland.

From the description of Lady Gregory letter and cards to Talbot Press, 1919-1920. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 505662232

Lady Gregory was an Irish writer.

From the description of Lady Gregory collection. [1922]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676808678

Unlike her Anglo-Irish contemporaries, Lady Gregory immersed herself in Irish culture, earning her recognition as both "the mother of Irish drama" and "the mother of Irish folklore." Although she founded the Irish National Theater Society and the Abbey Theater for political reasons, her own plays, resonant with Irish language and metaphor, proved innovative and influential. Playwright, poet, historian, folklorist, and producer, she is perhaps best remembered as a sponsor of the Irish literary revival, particularly Yeats and Synge.

From the description of Lady Augusta Gregory letters, 1915. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432426

Irish writer Lady Gregory (1852–1932) was instrumental in the cultivation of theatre during the Irish Literary Renaissance.

Literature Online. "Gregory, Lady, 1852–1932." http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 27, 2007).

From the guide to the Lady Gregory letter to Grosvenor, [no year] October 11, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright Lady Gregory was born March 15, 1852 in Roxborough, Ireland. She was active in the Irish literary revival and was a cofounder in 1899 of the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater, which she managed for a time. Lady Gregory wrote numerous plays, most of which were produced at Abbey Theatre. Her play, The Dragon , was produced in Dublin at Abbey Theatre in 1919 and published by Talbot Press in 1920. She died May 22, 1932 in Coole, Ireland.

"Gregory, Lady." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC (accessed July 3, 2008).

From the guide to the Lady Gregory letter and cards to Talbot Press, 1919–1920, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish writer Lady Gregory (1852–1932) was instrumental in the cultivation of theatre during the Irish Literary Renaissance.

"Gregory, Lady, 1852–1932." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 27, 2007).

Irish poet and author Ethel Rolt Wheeler was a member of the Irish Literary Society of London and chair of the Irish Circle of the Lyceum Club (London).

O'Donoghue, D.J. The Poets of Ireland . Detroit: Gale Research, 1968.

From the guide to the Lady Gregory letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler, 1927, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish writer Lady Gregory (1852–1932) was instrumental in the cultivation of theatre during the Irish Literary Renaissance.

"Gregory, Lady, 1852–1932." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 27, 2007).

From the guide to the Lady Gregory letters to Mrs. Henry LaBarre Jayne, 1920–1930 and undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish writer Lady Gregory (1852–1932) was instrumental in the cultivation of theatre during the Irish Literary Renaissance.

"Gregory, Lady, 1852–1932." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed March 27, 2007).

From the guide to the Lady Gregory letter to Dorothy Radcliffe, 1928 June 8, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Irish playwright and author.

Lady Gregory's literary career began in the 1880s. She became especially interested in folklore and the Irish theatre and collaborated with such figures as Yeats, Moore and Synge of the Abbey Theatre movement.

From the description of Lady Gregory collection, 1932-1970. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 34164091

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  • Irish literature
  • Dramatists,Irish--20th century--Sources
  • Women authors, Irish--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Irish literature--20th century
  • Letters--20th century
  • Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
  • Women authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
  • Letters 20th century
  • Theater
  • English drama--Irish authors--20th century
  • Authors, Irish
  • English drama Irish authors 20th century
  • Bookplates--Collectors and collecting

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  • Authors

Places:

  • Galway (Ireland) (as recorded)
  • Coole Park (Galway, Ireland) (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)