Irish National Drama

  title={Irish National Drama},
  author={William Butler Yeats},
‘The side of our work with which we have achieved our greatest successes,’ said Mr Yeats to our representative, ‘is undoubtedly the peasant comedy and tragedy. We have placed upon the stage for the first time the real Irish life as opposed to the traditional. The dialect of Lever and of Lover1 was a composite thing, and displayed a very limited understanding of the peasant mind. The proper understanding of the peasant mind only arose with an understanding of Gaelic.