Juno and the Paycock: A Tragedy in Three Acts

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French, 1932 - Dublin (Ireland) - 68 pages
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The most famous play by this remarkable Irish dramatist. Juno and the Paycock has been produced throughout the world and offers a compelling look at the family conflicts of struggling Irish matriarch Juno Boyle's Herculean attempts to keep her children safe and her husband Captain Jack Boyle sober despite his foolish schemes and the ongoing troubles in early 20th century Dublin.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
22
Section 3
39
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About the author (1932)

Unlike the directors of the Abbey Theatre, Sean O'Casey was slum-born and bred, self-educated, and deeply involved in the political and labor ferment that preceded Irish independence. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on March 30, 1880. His famous group of realistic plays produced at the Abbey form, in effect, a commentary on each stage of the independence movement. The melodramatic The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), the first to be staged, deals with the guerrilla war conducted by the IRA until the peace treaty was signed in 1921. In the 1930s, O'Casey served as a drama critic for London's Time and Tide, producing a group of scathing comments on West End conventionality, which have been published as The Flying Wasp (1937). Sean O'Casey died in 1964.

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