Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. Letter to Lennox Robinson [manuscript], 1927 January? 15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Holmes, Noel, 1920-. Caricatures of Irish comedy actors, ca.1938. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn William Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1876-[1965, 1897-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Lennox Robinson papers, 1892-1954. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-1965 bulk (1873-1932). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Playscript of Lennox Robinson, 1922. Library of Congress
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Typed letter Lennox Robinson to:"Mrs.Smaill." May 9, 1938. Wellesley College
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903-1931. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn Sean O'Casey collection of papers, 1904-1964, 1918-1964 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Papers, 1725-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Quentin Brown papers. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn Tynan, Katharine, 1861-1931. Katharine Tynan Hinkson papers, 1885-1929. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn O'Riordan, Conal, 1874-1948. Conal O'Riordan papers, 1907-1942 (bulk 1907-1923) Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Herbert Hitchen Irish Collection MS 10., 1908-1970 Mortimer Rare Book Room
referencedIn O'Neill, Michael J., 1913-. Michael O'Neill papers, 1949-1966. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Lennox Robinson letters, undated University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf 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.
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Lennox Robinson collection, 1940-1958. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Davis, Harry Ellerbe, 1905-1968. Harry Ellerbe Davis papers, 1911-1969. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Letter, 1914, July 24, Ballyneen, Ireland, to Robert O[leson] Ballou, Wheaton, Ill. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hitchen, Herbert. Herbert Hitchen Irish collection, 1908-1970. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Papers, 1940-1958. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
creatorOf O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964. Sean O'Casey collection of papers, 1904-1964 bulk (1918-1964). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn 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.
referencedIn Abbey Theatre. Dublin. Papers, 1899-1957. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. Lady Gregory papers, 1879-1932. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Lennox Robinson collection of papers, 1898-[1958] bulk (1911-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn, 1903–1931 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Smith, Elden T. Papers 1939-2001. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958. Letters, 1914, to P[hilip] D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Abbey Theatre. corporateBody
correspondedWith AE, 1867-1935 person
associatedWith Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950, person
associatedWith American Play Company, corporateBody
associatedWith Ashmore, Basil person
associatedWith Ashmore, Basil. person
associatedWith Ballou, Robert O. (Robert Oleson), 1892-1977, person
associatedWith Brosnan, Gerald person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972. person
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Curtis Brown Ltd corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, Harry Ellerbe, 1905-1968. person
correspondedWith Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 person
associatedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
associatedWith Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Hitchen, Herbert. person
associatedWith Hitchen, Herbert, 1874-1979 person
associatedWith Holmes, Noel, 1920- person
associatedWith Hone, Joseph M. (Joseph Maunsell), 1882-1959. person
associatedWith Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) person
associatedWith John, Augustus, 1878-1961. person
correspondedWith Mac Liammóir, Micheál, 1899-1978 person
associatedWith McCarthy, Lillah, 1875- person
associatedWith McGrath, Raymond, 1903-1977. person
associatedWith McNeill, James person
associatedWith Moore, Henry, 1898- person
correspondedWith O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964 person
associatedWith O'Hare, Patrick person
associatedWith O'Neill, Michael J., 1913- person
correspondedWith O'Riordan, Conal, 1874-1948. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924 person
correspondedWith Scott, Michael person
correspondedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Shiels, George, 1886-1949 person
associatedWith Smaill, Edith Margaret, 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Smith, Elden T. person
correspondedWith Starkie, Walter, 1894-1976. person
correspondedWith Sullivan, Cornelius J. person
correspondedWith Sullivan, Cornelius J. person
correspondedWith Sullivan, Cornelius J., correspondent. person
correspondedWith Tynan, Katharine, 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Walsh, W. H. (William Henry) person
associatedWith Yeats Memorial Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 person
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Ireland
Dublin (Ireland)
Ireland
Great Britain
Ireland
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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
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Patrons
Editors
Authors
Dramatists
Poets
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Birth 1886-10-04

Death 1958-10-15

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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