A[ndrew] Patrick Wilson


?1880-? [var. Andrew P. Wilson]; b. Scotland; came to Dublin to serve in the ITGWU as a Larkinite organiser; contrib. The Irish Worker; wrote controversially against Sean O’Casey under pseud. ‘Euchan’; joined Abbey as junior actor; rose to manage and chief producer; produced his own play The Slough (1913), on the Lock-Out, appearing as Larkin; noticed in Great Soviet Encyclopaedia; quarrelled with Yeats over staging of Deirdre of the Sorrows, and resigned, 1915; managed Arthur Sinclair’s Irish Players; moved to Scotland where he managed a theatre company and published plays; Victims and Poached [two plays] (Dublin: Liberty Hall Players [1916]). DIW DIL

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