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Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer) 1883-1971

Overview
Works: 298 works in 1,052 publications in 4 languages and 14,420 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Verse drama  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6009.R8, 928.2
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Bernard Shaw: his life, work, and friends by St. John G Ervine( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recreation of Shaw's extraordinary life and his literary genius, during one of the most dynamic period in literary history. Erivne delves into Shaw's family background, giving considerable mention of his many love affairs, as well a his successful yet unorthodox marriage; as a dramatic critic he discusses each of Shaw's plays and his career as a newspaperman. Ervine also probes into his religious and political convictions; as well as painting vivid pictures of the men and women in Shaw's life. Some material came from Shaw's own diaries as a youth; personal letters; interviews with personal friends and previously unpublished material. 20 illustrations from photographs. -- from Amazon website
John Ferguson; a play in four acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

41 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Irish drama with a difference, both to World War I audiences (who at the time expected plays from the Emerald Isle to be filled with charm, whimsy and whiskey) and present-day playgoers (no blood, and not even one wee kitten). The title character, [John Ferguson], is ailing and hours away from losing the farm -- literally -- to a sneering landlord. The cowardly suitor of Ferguson's daughter Hannah offers to pay the mortgage in exchange for -- well, we needn't spoil it. When Hannah is assaulted by the villain (offstage), murder is in the air. While these machinations are not exactly fresh, the characterizations are almost startlingly well expressed. The dour Presbyterian patriarch lives by the word of the Lord -- the play opens and closes with him reading passages from the Bible -- until the moment when Ferguson's own son is threatened... Ervine not only draws his characters well, he demonstrates their inner contradictions and illustrates their struggles. He's writing of a different world -- the action is set in the 1880s -- but nothing here is olden or archaic. --www.variety.com
Oscar Wilde; a present time appraisal by St. John G Ervine( Book )

16 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Mrs. Fraser; a comedy in three acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

31 editions published between 1929 and 1949 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Clegg: a play in three acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

30 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some impressions of my elders by St. John G Ervine( Book )

23 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, Mary, quite contrary; a light comedy in four acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

22 editions published between 1923 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's soldier: General William Booth by St. John G Ervine( Book )

19 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing winds; a novel by St. John G Ervine( Book )

34 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Changing Wins" is in part a story of the war (WWI). But it draws much of its value as a study of the war's reactions from the fact that it includes so much besides the war ... "Changing Winds" shows the reaction of war upon four young men ... It is a keen and illuminating study of Ireland ... It is a collection of careful and living character sketches ... --NY Times, 2 Dec. 1917
The foolish lovers, by St. John G. Ervine by St. John G Ervine( )

18 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady of Belmont; a play in five acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters are those of The merchant of Venice: the time ten years after the date of Antonio's trial, and the author "imagines a ten-year reunion of the characters ... and, in the process, shows a mellowed, quieter, and indeed assimilationist Shylock, friend of the Duke and wealthier than before"--
The ship; a play in three acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

20 editions published between 1921 and 1931 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this three-act play, The Ship, Mr. Ervine has developed into a powerful drama the theme of the Belfast ship-builder which will be familiar to readers of Changing Winds. For John Thurlow, ship building is the great adventure, and absorbs all his creative passion. His pride in it destroys his only son, who was his unwilling deputy on the disastrous maiden voyage of the ship that John had believed to be unsinkable. The son cared nothing for ships and loathed machinery, loving handicrafts, nature and the simple life, but with no desire to bring his own ideal of life and his father's into violent opposition. As in Mixed Marriage it is the father who forces the issue, with the result that youth is once more destroyed. --Alice Lothian in North American Review (May 1922)
Twenty-five modern plays by S. Marion Tucker( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert's wife : a comedy in three acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

18 editions published between 1938 and 1951 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organised theatre; a plea in civics by St. John G Ervine( Book )

15 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write a play by St. John G Ervine( Book )

22 editions published between 1928 and 1954 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain, and other stories by St. John G Ervine( Book )

13 editions published between 1928 and 1969 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four one-act plays; The magnanimous lover, Progress, Ole George comes to tea, She was no lady by St. John G Ervine( Book )

6 editions published between 1928 and 1938 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parnell by St. John G Ervine( Book )

9 editions published between 1925 and 1936 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony and Anna : a comedy in three acts by St. John G Ervine( Book )

16 editions published between 1925 and 1936 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition published in 1925
 
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St. John Ervine irischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Hochschullehrer

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