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Some, under the leadership of Arthur Sinclair, formed a successful touring company. In September, a new manager, J. Augustus Keogh, was brought in to form a new company. In the meantime, Ervine's own interests turned away from Ireland. He fought in the war and lost a leg. He became an important drama critic for The Observer, and later spent a year as an astringent guest critic on a New York paper. His John Ferguson and Jane Clegg were the financial saving of the New York Theatre Guild. In more recent years he has written a number of comedies for the British stage somewhat in the style of Somerset Maugham.
His plots were moderately complicated, but clearly worked out. His humorous characters were more recognizable Irish types than Synge's. They were accurately, if not deeply observed; the comic politician of The Eloquent Dempsy, for example, is a twister who has not disappeared from Irish politics. Perhaps the key to Boyle's development might be suggested by the fact that his Jeremiah Dempsy became Arthur Sinclair's favorite role after that excellent actor had debased his talents in the pursuit of laughter.
By the 19405 the Abbey did chase out the redheaded, beady-eyed, flat-nosed, freckled and crafty gombeen dressed in a tight-fitting, short-sleeved and trousered suit of large checks and twirling a shillelagh; but, alas! 21 Although the civil servant was now on the board of directors, there were some efforts to stem the tide. O'Brien was shortly replaced by Walter Starkie, a Trinity College don and author of, among many other things, a good book on Pirandello. In 1935, the board was further strengthened by the addition of F.
After the Irish Renaissance: A Critical History of the Irish Drama since The Plough and The Stars by Robert Hogan