By Robert Hogan
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In consequence, more plays like Boyle's were written and produced, which in turn began to deflect the theatre from experimentation and from poetry. Although its apologists have always denied that the Abbey was becoming the House of Boyle, a continuing charge against the theatre, from its earliest years, has been that it produced much trivial work and rejected much that was excellent. Lennox Robinson, long one of the theatre's directors, believed there was little to this charge. Writing in 1951, he said, "In all these years the Directors had made surprisingly few mistakes in their choice of plays and players.
In the same year, however, Ernest Blythe, the politician who as minister of finance for the Free State had engineered the subsidy, was also appointed. MacNamara soon resigned in vehement protest against the staging of The Silver Tassie. In 1939, Yeats died, and then Starkie and O'Connor were maneuvered off the board. In the early 1940'$, Higgins died, and Robinson alone remained of the old members. The recent additions to the board, men such as Robert Farren the poet and Gabriel Fallen the journalist, did little to stem the influence of the managing director, Blythe.
It has no theatrical exaggerations, no Ulster versions of Joxer, and no big moments like the wooing scene in The Whiteheaded Boy. It has, however, an honest effectiveness: the chorus of middle-aged gossips is delightful, and Boyd, the grocer, is a solid portrait of an upright man. His next Abbey play was William John Maivhinney, an unpublished comedy produced on March 23, 1940. His last Abbey play, Friends and Relations, was first performed on June 30, 1941. It tells of how the friends and relations of a millionaire react to his will.
After the Irish Renaissance: A Critical History of the Irish Drama since The Plough and The Stars by Robert Hogan