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Three Dublin Plays - Juno Paycock, Shadow Gunman, Plough & The Stars

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The classic plays of the quintessential Dublin playwright 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 during the Irish civil war of 1922-23, but, truly, throughout the known universe. In mirroring the lives of the Dublin poor, 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," Sean O'Casey conveys with urgency and eloquence the tiny details that create a total character as well as the terrors, large and small, that the constant threat of political violence inevitably brings. As Seamus Heaney has written, "O'Casey's characters are both down to earth and larger than life .

School Level: Secondary

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Subject: English

ISBN-10: 0571195520

ISBN-13: 9780571195527

Barcode: 9780571195527

Publisher: Faber

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Author: Sean O Casey

Product: Book

Format: Softback

Edition: 1st Edition

Language: English

Pages: 272

Publication Date: 1998

The classic plays of the quintessential Dublin playwright 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 during the Irish civil war of 1922-23, but, truly, throughout the known universe. In mirroring the lives of the Dublin poor, 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," Sean O'Casey conveys with urgency and eloquence the tiny details that create a total character as well as the terrors, large and small, that the constant threat of political violence inevitably brings. As Seamus Heaney has written, "O'Casey's characters are both down to earth and larger than life .

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