Lady Augusta Gregory (15 March, 1852 – 22 May, 1932) was an Irish writer of dramas and folklore as well as a theatre manager.
- Born Isabella Augusta Persse, she married Sir William Henry Gregory, a widower.
- As the wife of a knight, she was called “Lady Gregory”.
- Sir William was the Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
- Sir William was 35 years older then Lady Gregory.
- Lady Gregory founded the Irish Literary Theatre as well as the Abbey Theatre with William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn.
- She collected Irish folktales & myths and published several volumes of them.
- Together with her husband, she traveled to Ceylon, India, Spain, Italy and Egypt.
- The couple was interested in arts and literature, they held weekly gatherings at their London house attended by the literary and artistic crowd.
- Lady Gregory wrote more than 19 plays, mostly for production at the Abbey Theatre.
- Lady Gregory’s motto was: “To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people”, which she got from Aristotle.
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