Sean O'Casey

Details
Sean O’Casey published several poetry collections and pamphlets before finally having a play accepted for production by the Abbey Theatre. Shadow of a Gunman marked his entry into the world of drama. Sean O'Casey engaged primarily in play writing as a means for communicating his views. Juno and the Paycock, his first big success, communicates a sour outlook on the Irish struggle for independence. The play The Plough and the Stars is named after the banner of the Irish Citizen Army and is far more unpatriotic than anything contained in Juno and the Paycock. The Irish public was outraged and branded O'Casey a traitor. "[This play] caused rioting at the Abbey Theatre on its first production in 1926." O'Casey perceived his persecution as wrongful and expressed his thoughts in his third person autobiographical Inishfallen, Fare Thee Well. During the remaining years of his life O'Casey produced many more plays, autobiographies, short stories, and articles for publication.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Juno and the Paycock Irish Repertory Theatre 10/20/2013 Playwright
2 Juno and the Paycock Gramercy Theatre 09/22/2000 Playwright
3 Juno and the Paycock Irish Repertory Theatre 11/10/1995 Playwright
4 The Shadow of a Gunman Actors' Playhouse 05/22/1984 Playwright
5 The Shadow of a Gunman Sheridan Square Playhouse 02/29/1972 Playwright
6 Pictures in the Hallway Lucille Lortel Theatre 12/16/1964 Playwright
7 I Knock at the Door Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/25/1964 Playwright
8 Figuro in the Night/ The Moon Shines on Kylenamoe Lucille Lortel Theatre 10/30/1962 Playwright
9 Drums Under the Windows Cherry Lane Theatre 10/13/1960 Original Author
10 Time to Go Lucille Lortel Theatre 03/22/1960 Playwright
11 Purple Dust Cherry Lane Theatre 12/27/1956 Playwright
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2001 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Revival Juno and the Paycock Playwright