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Three Dublin plays : the shadow of a gunman, Juno and the Paycock, the plough and the stars

Author: Sean O'Casey; Christopher Murray
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these three early plays -- generally considered his greatest work -- Sean O'Casey mirrors the lives of the Dublin poor of the early twentieth century, from the tenement dwellers in The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock to the bricklayer, street vendor, and charwoman in The Plough and the Stars. He conveys the tiny details that create a total character as well as the terrors, large and small, that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean O'Casey; Christopher Murray
ISBN: 0571195520 9780571195527
OCLC Number: 42789832
Notes: "The shadow of a gunman, Juno and the paycock and The plough and the stars were first published in 1949 by Macmillan, London"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 247 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The shadow of a gunman --
Juno and the paycock --
Plough and the stars.
Other Titles: Shadow of a gunman
Juno and the paycock
Plough and the stars
Responsibility: Sean OC̀asey ; introduced by Christopher Murray.

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Three early plays by Sean O'Casey--arguably his three greatest--demonstrate vividly O'Casey's ability to convey the reality of life and the depth of human emotion, specifically in Dublin before and  Read more...

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