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Autobiographies Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Irish Dramatic Movement: A Lecture delivered to the Royal Academy of Sweden, Summary

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The Irish Dramatic Movement: A Lecture delivered to the Royal Academy of Sweden, Summary and Analysis

Yeats presented this speech to the Royal Academy of Sweden after accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature. Yeats chose to speak about the Irish Dramatic Movement, or more specifically, his creation and running of the Abbey Theatre. Yeats felt that the working class people of Ireland needed access to literature in a form they could easily understand. Yeats decided the best way to fulfill this need would be to start a theatre that presented plays the working man could not only understand but also relate to. Yeats met a woman named Lady Gregory who decided to help him in his attempts to begin this theatre. Lady Gregory arranged for funding to begin the project.

Yeats found a group of...

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