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St. John Greer Ervine (28 December 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, , was produced at the Mixed Marriage Abbey Theatre in 1911. In June 1913, he was standing beside [1 ] Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby and witnessed her being fatally injured by King George V's horse. Ervine served in the [2 ] Royal Dublin Fusiliers during World War One, and suffered an injury that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs. He also wrote the plays Anthony and Anna in 1926 and in 1929. The First Mrs. Fraser His 1956 biography [1 ] George Bernard Shaw was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
A contemporary production of
Mixed Marriage played at the Finborough Theatre in London from 4 to 29 October 2011, to critical acclaim. [3 ]
Ervine died in London in January 1971, aged 87.
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