‘We Must Teach Them’

  • Joseph Holloway


Thursday, November 29 [1906]. A violent storm accompanied by rain swept over the city during the evening and night, preventing many from leaving their homes, I have no doubt. Be it from that or other causes, I found but a handful at the Abbey, and Henderson1 quite disconsolate in the vestibule. Yeats, having so much space to wander about it, kept continually on the move. Lady Gregory also looked gloomy, and after Deirdre2 asked me, ‘What has become of the audience?’ I could only say that, ‘Perhaps they don’t like verse plays.’ And she said, ‘Then we must teach them to like them!.’


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