Lennox Robinson

(1886—1958) playwright and theatre director

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Irish dramatist, manager of the Abbey Theatre, 1910–14 and 1919–23, when he became the director until his death. Among his best‐known plays are The Clancy Name (1911); the patriotic Harvest (1911) and Patriots (1912); The Whiteheaded Boy, a comedy (1920); Crabbed Youth and Age (1924); the ambitious The Big House (1928), on the changing state of Ireland; and two successful later comedies, The Far‐off Hills (1931) and Church Street (1955). He also edited the Oxford Book of Irish Verse (with D. MacDonagh, 1958) and other anthologies; and wrote The Irish Theatre (1939) and Ireland's Abbey Theatre. A History (1951).

Subjects: Literature.

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