Sean O’Casey: An Appreciation (1926)

  • Denis Johnston
Part of the Modern Judgements book series (MOJU)


A Dosen screaming women rushing from the pit and climbing upon the stage. A fierce and penetrating argument with the actors upon the merits and demerits of Morality, Patriotism, and the Virtues of Home Life. An attempt by a wild young man to pull down the curtain, followed by the sudden and precipitant descent over the footlights of that identical young man on the point of somebody’s fist. Speeches from the gallery upon Death and Glory and the Immortality of the Soul. And the subsequent arrival of the police in force to restore order and to rescue Art from Demos. These were some of the scenes which took place in the Abbey Theatre, in Dublin, on the fourth night of the first production of The Plough and the Stars, the latest work of Sean O’Casey, the author of Juno and the Paycock.


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