It is likely that no other theatre in the English-speaking world is more identified with an individual playwright, and owes more to that playwright, than the Abbey Theatre does to Sean O’Casey (1880-1964). The Abbey’s productions of three O’Casey plays, The Shadow of Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926) – O’Casey’s Dublin trilogy – … [Read more...] about A Lasting Legacy: Sean O’Casey and the Abbey Theater
Archives for October 2010
Memory is a slippery thing. Mine works like a photo album that randomly opens to a moment in time then snaps shut and reopens on another page. Storms have left some of the most permanent imprints. The twin hurricanes Connie and Diane that walloped the East Coast while my family vacationed on the Jersey shore back in 1955 were certainly something that I should be able to recall … [Read more...] about Slainte!: Blow Winds, Blow!