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A Week in Literary History

March 30th, 2002

Irish dramatist and memoirist Seán O’Casey (Juno and the Paycock, 1924) is born John Casey in Dublin in 1880.

o'caseySeán O’Casey, b. March 30, 1880, d. 1964

In a career that knew more disappointments than triumphs, O’Casey continued to write plays, thirty of them in all, espousing his Irish nationalist and socialist beliefs and sometimes the life of Ireland’s common people. His six-volume autobiography was turned into a film the year after his death, directed by John Ford and featuring Maggie Smith, Julie Christie, Edith Evans, and Michael Redgrave.

Suggested Reading Plays The Shadow of a Gunman, 1923. Juno and the Paycock, 1024. The Plough and the Stars, 1926. The silver Tassie, 1927. The End of the Beginning, 1937. Red Roses for Me, 1942. Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, 1949. Autobiography Mirror in My House, 6 volumes, 1939-56.

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