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William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland, UK. He was a writer, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Colette (2018) and Words Upon the Window Pane (1994). He was married to Georgiana Hyde-Lees. He died on January 28, 1939 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. See full bio »

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Colette Soundtrack
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 2017/II The Second Coming (Short)
 2017 The Second Coming Vol.2 (poem)
 2015 The Second Coming (poem - as W.B. Yeats)
 2015/II Dust to Dust (Short) (adaptation)
 1998 Talk of Angels (poem "Down by the Salley Gardens" - uncredited)
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa (poem "Down by the Salley Gardens" - as W.B. Yeats)
 1997 Ceremony of Innocence (Video Game) (with excerpts from)
 1997 Those Images That Yet Fresh Images Beget (Short) (quotation)
 1977 ... nur noch Gewölk ... (TV Short) (title inspired by)
 1976 Teatro Club (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El unicornio de las estrellas (1976) ... (play)
 1973 Høgejumfruen (TV Movie) (texts - as W.B. Yeats)
 1966 Näyttelijäkuningatar (TV Movie) (play "The Player Queen")
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie) (story)
 1957 Oedipus Rex (English translation)
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (play 'Countess Cathleen' - 1 episode)
- Plays of the Irish Renaissance (1956) ... (play 'Countess Cathleen' - segment "Plays of the Irish Renaissance")
 1948 The Land of Heart's Desire (TV Short) (play - as W.B. Yeats)
 1946 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie) (play by - as W.B. Yeats)
 1938 Deirdre (TV Movie) (play - as W.B. Yeats)
 1938 The Words Upon the Window Pane (TV Movie) (as W.B. Yeats)
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Other Works:

Playwright: "The Countess Cathleen". In 1898 it was he first play produced by the Irish Literary Theatre (which, after a 1904 reorganization, became the Abbey Theatre). Yeats was a co-founder. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

W.B. Yeats

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Personal Quote:

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. See more »


Cormac McCarthy named his most famous novel, "No Country For Old Men", after the first line of Yeats' Iconic poem "Sailing to Byzantium". See more »

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