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''W. B. Yeats and Those He Has Influenced'' <br />(Vanity Fair,1915)''W. B. Yeats and Those He Has Influenced''
(Vanity Fair,1915)
With the publishing of the first part of his autobiography, "Reveries Over Childhood and Youth", W.B. Yeats (1865 - 1939) got some attention in the American press. This small column first appeared in VANITY FAIR magazine praising his ability as a genuine artist.
W.B. Yeats  Gripes About the Theater-Going Bourgeoisie <BR><br />(Theatre Arts Magazine, 1919)W.B. Yeats Gripes About the Theater-Going Bourgeoisie

(Theatre Arts Magazine, 1919)
Poet and playwright W.B. Yeats (1865 - 1939) had his say on the matter of "theater-subscriber-book-of-the-month-club" types who are more likely to attend performances because they feel they "should", rather than attending for their own reasons of personal enjoyment:

"And the worst of it is that I could not pay my players, or the seamstresses, or the owner of the building, unless I could draw to my plays those who prefer light amusement, or who have no ear for verse and literature, and fortunately they are all very polite."

William Butler Yeats Interviewed <br />(Theatre Arts Magazine, 1924)William Butler Yeats Interviewed
(Theatre Arts Magazine, 1924)
When the writer and editor Montrose J. Moses (1878 1934) got some quality time with the fifty-four year old poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) they discussed Irish theater, contemporary poetry, the collective literary merits of their generation and a good deal more. Unlike their visits in earlier days, Yeats was by then a respected icon in the republic of letters (having been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a year earlier).