Lady Augusta Gregory (born Isabella Augusta Persse) (1852-1932), was an Irish dramatist and folklorist and writer of pamphlets, prose, memoirs, short stories and poems. With W. B. Yeats and others, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous works for both companies. She also produced a number of books of retellings of stories from Irish mythology. Publications included: Arabi and His Household (1882), Over the River (1887), Cuchulain of Muirthemne (1902) and Poets and Dreamers (1903). William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and together with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, and served as its chief during its early years. In 1923, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature. Yeats is considered one of the few writers whose greatest works were completed after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include: The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929).