Isabella Augusta (Lady Gregory) was and Irish dramatist and theater manager. With W.B. Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. She was a major contributor to the Irish Literary Revival.
She died from breast cancer at the age of 80, and her plays fell out of favour after her death and are now rarely performed.Many of the diaries and journals she kept for most of her adult life have been published, providing a rich source of information on Irish literary history during the first three decades of the 20th century.
Notable works in ARB’s collection:
- My First Play (1930), Special edition (no. 431 of 530)
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