Shaw, Lady Gregory and the Abbey

Shaw, Lady Gregory and the Abbey

A Correspondence and a Record

Hardback270pp Illustrated237x155mm

9780861402786     Product Code: 504771


Bernard Shaw, who made his reputation in London, and Augusta Gregory, founder of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, are often seen as belonging to different worlds. But when Shaw’s play The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet was banned in England, it was to the Abbey that he turned. This complete edition of the witty, informal letters that passed between him and Lady Gregory sheds light on the politics of the day, and emphasizes Shaw’s important yet unrecognized contribution to the Irish theatre.

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