Augusta, Lady Gregory

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  • The Irish Influence

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    Throughout history, there have been many theatre companies that attempt to preserve their country’s culture through their productions, but none have done so as effectively as Ireland’s Abbey Theatre, or Amharclann Na Mainistreach . Since its opening in 1904 , the Abbey Theatre has remained true to its original mission, "To bring upon the stage the deeper emotions of Ireland.ʺ This approach has allowed them to thoroughly influence Ireland as a whole, particularly regarding Ireland’s culture, economic

  • William Butler Yeats Essays

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    marrige to John McBride. Most of Yeats’s poetry is addressed to her. Yeats associated her with Helen of Troy, whose capriciousness led to the destruction of a civilization. In 1986 Yeats became friends with Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory, a nationalist playwright. Together Yeats and Lady Gregory helped to found the Abbey Theater. As the director and dramatist Yeats helped to turn it into a leading theatrical company of the world and a center of the Irish Renaissance. Near the Turn of the century Yeats

  • Self-Realization in Yeats' An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

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    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death was written by William Butler Yeats in memory of Major Robert Gregory who was killed in action on January 23, 1918 while fighting on the Italian front during World War I (Ellmann and O’Clair, fn. 154). Yeats was close with the Gregory family, but particularly with Lady Gregory due to their partnership in establishing the Irish National Theatre. Although Major Gregory is never explicitly mentioned in this poem, it is a commonly held belief that the airman in the poem

  • William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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    Mirror to Society Within the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote what he thought to be the purpose of theatre. He defined theatre to be the actor’s ability to hold up a mirror to nature and portray what is actually happening within society. During the time of Shakespeare, the main aim in theatre was to create a night of entertainment, where society could escape from the issues of the day. However, Shakespeare’s message of reflection would take hold in the 19th-century as the primary purpose

  • John Huston's The Dead

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    Grace at the Feast of the Epiphany and within the first twenty minutes of the film is titled “Broken Vows” and is not a fabricated poem, unlike Mr. Grace’s character. He mentions that it was translated by Lady Augusta Gregory, a prominent dramatist at the time period in which the story took place. In actuality, the poem is titled “The Grief of a Girl’s Heart”, an orally traditional poem in Irish folklore with an unknown author. The original poem consists of 14 stanzas

  • William Butler Yeats Research Paper

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    writing and it's the reason he found his own interest in the wonderful arts as he called them. In 1894 Yeats met friend and patron Lady Augusta Gregory and thus began their involvement with The Irish Literary Theatre which was founded in 1899 in Dublin. Along with literature, he also loved the theater and wrote several plays. He collaborated with the likes of Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and George Moore to establish the Irish Literary Theatre for the purpose of performing Irish and Celtic plays. As

  • The Irish Literary Revival

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    The best example of such case is a crucial for the movement involvement of Lady Augusta Gregory whose works and translations enriched immensely the Irish literature. Similarly, William Butler Yeats and John Synge, both had Protestant Anglo-Irish backround. Greene and Stephens describe it in words: “one of the ironies of the Irish Literary

  • Biography of Catherine the Great Essays

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    been overly misinterpreted and can be traced to a handful of French writers in the years immediately after Catherine's death, when Republican France was fighting for its life against a coalition that included Russia. Catherine was born Sophia Augusta Frederika of Anhalt-Zerbst on April 21, 1729 in Stettin, then Germany, now Poland. Her father, Prince Christian

  • The Image of the Big House as a Central Motif in The Real Charlotte

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    The Image of the Big House as a Central Motif in The Real Charlotte The image of the 'big house' has long been a central motif in Anglo-Irish literature. From Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent (1800), it has been a source of inspiration to many writers. One of the reason s for the surge in "castle rackrents" (a generic term employed by Charles Maturin) through the 19th and early 20th century, is that many writers who used the 'big house' as a backdrop to their work were residents of such

  • Biography of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Essay

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    Biography of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Joseph Patrick Kennedy was a very successful banker and film executive, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 6, 1888. Considered by many to be America’s version of the “royal family,” the Kennedy’s of Boston, Massachusetts have enjoyed triumphs and seen tragedy during the 20th century. As the family patriarch, Joseph Patrick Kennedy instilled values of commitment to public service, determination to succeed, and loyalty to family. His father, Patrick