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Augusta, Lady Gregory
Lady Gregory pictured on the frontispiece to "Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography" (1913)
Isabella Augusta Persse
15 March 1852
Roxborough, County Galway, Ireland
|Died||22 May 1932(aged 80)|
|Resting place||New Cemetery in Bohermore, County Galway, Ireland|
|Occupation||Dramatist, folklorist, theatre manager|
|Irish Literary Revival|
Sir William Henry Gregory (m. 1880–1892)
|Children||William Robert Gregory|
|Relatives||Sir Hugh Lane (nephew)|
Isabella Augusta Persse (better known as Lady Gregory; 15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932) was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and Abbey Theatre. She wrote many short works for both companies.
Lady Gregory produced quite a few books of retellings of stories taken from the Irish mythology.
Lady Gregory retired due to ill health in 1928.
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