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Sean O'Casey By Hugh Hunt

Sean O'Casey

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A biography of Sean O'Casey, a self-educated Dublin labourer who became famous for his plays based on the Irish troubles of the early 20th century. O'Casey moved to London in 1926, and continued to experiment in new forms of drama and to produce a constant stream of socialist political comment.

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Sean O'Casey by Hugh Hunt

Sean O'Casey (1880-1964), a self-educated Dublin labourer, first became famous as a dramatist when the Abbey Theatre staged 'The Shadown of a Gunman' in 1923. Two more masterly plays based on the Irish troubles of the period followed, 'Juno and the Paycock' and 'The Plough and the Stars'. After a bitter dispute with W.B. Yeats over the Abbey Theatre's rejection of 'The Silver Tassie', O'Casey, who had moved to London in 1926, decided never to return to Ireland. In England he continued to write plays, experimenting all the time in new forms of drama, to compile his autobiographies and to produce a constant stream of socialist political comment on world affairs. One of the giants of modern drama, he died in Devon in 1964. This biography is the work of one of the most distinguished of all Abbey directors.

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About Hugh Hunt


Hugh Hunt was associated with the Abbey Theatre for more than forty years, from the time when W.B. Yeats first invited him to become Director of Plays in 1935. He was also Professor of Drama at Manchester University and was co-author of three plays with Frank O'Connor. He was the author of 'The Abbey: Ireland's National Theatre 1904-79'.

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GOR001958965
Sean O'Casey by Hugh Hunt
Hugh Hunt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Gill
1998-03-31
160
0717126889
9780717126880
N/A
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