St. John Greer Ervine

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St. John Greer Ervine (1883 - 24 January 1971) was an Irish author, writer, critic and dramatist. [1]

He was born in Belfast, Ireland but moved to London while in his teens. His first play, Mixed Marriage was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1911. [1] Ervine served in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during World War One, and suffered an that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs. He also wrote the plays Anthony and Anna in 1926 and The First Mrs. Fraser in 1929. [1] His 1956 biography George Bernard Shaw was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

A contemporary production Mixed Marriage played at the Finborough Theatre from 4 to 29 October 2011, to critical acclaim.[2]

Ervine died in London in January 1971, aged 87.

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  1. ^ a b c Rebecca Steinberger, "Ervine, St. John" in Gabrielle H Cody and Evert Sprinchorn (eds.) The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. New York : Columbia University Press, 2007. (p. 247) ISBN 0231140320
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (10 October 2011). "Mixed Marriage – review". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 

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