Johnston, Denis

Denis Johnston
Denis Johnston. Image source John "J-Cat" Griffith findagrave.com

Denis Johnston was born in Dublin in 1901.

His plays include The Old Lady Says ‘No’ (Dublin, The Gate Theatre, 1929); The Moon in the Yellow River (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1931/Jonathan Cape, London, 1932); The Bride for the Unicorn (The Gate Theatre, 1933/ Jonathan Cape, London, 1935); Storm Song (The Gate Theatre, 1934); Blind Man’s Buff (The Abbey Theatre, 1936/Jonathan Cape, London, 1938); The Golden Cuckoo (The Gate Theatre, 1939/Jonathan Cape, London, 1954); The Dreaming Dust (The Gate Theatre, 1940/ Jonathan Cape, London, 1954); Strange Occurrence on Ireland’s Eye (The Abbey Theatre at The Queen’s Theatre, 1956); and The Scythe and the Sunset (Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Poets’ Theatre, 1958/ Collected Plays, Cape, London, 1960).

He published a biography, In Search of Swift, and two autobiographical volumes, Nine Rivers from Jordan (1953) and The Brazen Horn (1968 and 1976).
One of his daughters is the novelist and playwright Jennifer Johnston

A member of Aosdána, he died in 1984.



Denis Johnston at findagrave.com

Denis Johnston at Irishplayography.com

Denis Johnston at Doollee.com

Denis Johnston at Wikipedia

Denis Johnston at The National Library of Ireland


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