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O'Casey, Sean 1880-1964

Overview
Works: 1,843 works in 4,592 publications in 7 languages and 74,932 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Acting editions  Fiction  Autobiographies  Bibliographies  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Autobiographical fiction 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, Irish 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Composer, ite, Editor
Classifications: PR6029.C33, 822.912
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Most widely held works by Sean O'Casey
Selected plays of Sean O'Casey by Sean O'Casey( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Sean O'Casey( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Juno and the paycock. The shadow of a gunman. The plough and the stars. The end of the beginning. A pound on demand.--v. 2. The silver tassie. Within the gates. The star turns red.--v. 3. Purple dust. Red roses for me. Hall of healing.--v. 4. Oak leaves and lavender. Cock-a-doodle Dandy. Bedtime story. Time to go
Juno and the paycock : a tragedy in three acts by Sean O'Casey( Book )

132 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous play by this remarkable Irish dramatist. Juno and the Paycock has been produced throughout the world and offers a compelling look at the family conflicts of struggling Irish matriarch Juno Boyle's Herculean attempts to keep her children safe and her husband "Captain" Jack Boyle sober despite his foolish schemes and the ongoing "troubles" in early 20th century Dublin
Blasts and benedictions : articles and stories by Sean OCasey( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and German and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plough and the stars : a tragedy in four acts by Sean O'Casey( Book )

43 editions published between 1926 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Sean O'Casey( Book )

76 editions published between 1957 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains O'Casey's three most famous and most performed plays
Within the gates : a play of four scenes in a London park by Sean O'Casey( Book )

31 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean O'Casey leaves his customary scene, the Dublin streets and tenements, and finds the setting for his new play in a public park in London. Here the nursemaids stroll with their charges before the admiring gardeners; the scarlet woman flouts the weak but well-meaning Bishop, the atheist and the dreamer argue together, while the down-and-outs tramp by, chanting their sad refrain. It is a drama of sin and virtue; of life and love and sorrow, with scorn for all shams and pious pretenses, a cheer for the brave sinner, and a sigh for the underdog." --Dust jacket
Three plays : Juno and the paycock, the shadow of a gunman, the plough and the stars by Sean O'Casey( Book )

47 editions published between 1933 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 . . . His democratic genius was at one with his tragic understanding, and his recoil from tyranny and his compassion for the oppressed were an essential--as opposed to a moral and thematic--part of his art--Amazon
The bishop's bonfire : a sad play within the tune of a polka by Sean O'Casey( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green crow by Sean O'Casey( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nest of ids and trends, made up of a few short stories and articles, written on divers occasion; added to a laughing look-over of things said about the theater" -- Preface
Behind the green curtains ; Figuro in the night ; The moon shines on Kylenamoe : three plays by Sean O'Casey( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red roses for me, a play in four acts by Sean O'Casey( Book )

34 editions published between 1942 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times describes the play " ... as based on a strike in Dublin in 1913-1914 that led to the 'bloody Easter Week Rising of 1916.' But as in all Mr. O'Casey's latter-day plays, the real theme is the life of man-his valor, his joy, his love, his religious devotion, his loyalty and his belief in the future ..."--Www.doollee.com
Five one-act plays by Sean O'Casey( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oak leaves and lavender ; or, A warld on wallpaper by Sean O'Casey( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Casey turned to England during World War II to pay homage to the Battle of Britain and England's ancient traditions. The entire play is set in a Cornish Manorial House that is serving as a headquarters for the Home Guard during World War II while being haunted by the ghosts of England's past glories. While the ghostly story infuses this work with fantastical elements, a realistic plot grounds the work as O'Casey once again introduces a wide range of characters -- from air-raid wardens and Land Army girls to members of the community. This unique play combines a sparse, realistic plot and O'Casey's signature comedic dialogue with the anti-Fascist rhetoric that O'Casey had begun to infuse in his plays during that period
The drums of Father Ned by Sean O'Casey( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1958 the Dublin International Theatre Festival accepted for production, The Drums of Father Ned. The Archbishop of Dublin objected to plays in the programme by Sean O'Casey and James Joyce, and refused to say the Votive Mass. Sean O'Casey withdrew his play. Samuel Beckett withdrew his play in protest. The festival was abandoned. O'Casey decided to ban all professional productions of his plays in Ireland
Two plays : Juno and the paycock, the shadow of a gunman by Sean O'Casey( Book )

18 editions published between 1925 and 1930 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harvest festival : a play in three acts by Sean O'Casey( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot focuses on the turmoil of an outside world of strikes and riots converging on a Dublin city church in the midst of its preparations for a harvest festival. Set in 1913, it deals with Irish workers' battles against economic oppression and religious hypocrisy, with that vital combina­tion of passion, humour and pathos that distinguishes O'Casey's later plays. It is a rich melodrama of class struggle, with ironically pointed clashes involving representatives of Church, Employers and Labour
The silver tassie : a tragi-comedy in four acts by Sean O'Casey( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, World War One. Dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits, the men, reduced to cannon fodder, speaking in mangled incantations as the casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns, a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dance and forget
Cock-a-doodle dandy by Sean O'Casey( Book )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique and comically fantastic beast fable, an enchanted cock and his cohorts, Robin Adair, Marion, Loreleen, and Lorna, battle the repressive forces of the two local gombeen men, Marthraum and Mahoon, the parish priest, Father Domineer, and his trio of grotesque crawthumpers, Shanaar, One-Eyed Larry, and the Bellman. It is a lost cause, for while the laughs are many and merry, the vision is ultimately a dark one; by play's end, the comic villains may be thoroughly discredited, but the rebelliously joyful crew depart from the village in symbolic exile
Three more plays by Seán O'Casey( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver tassie. -- Purple dust. -- Red roses for me
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Cock-a-doodle dandy
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The plough and the stars : a tragedy in four actsThree playsThree plays : Juno and the paycock, the shadow of a gunman, the plough and the starsThe bishop's bonfire : a sad play within the tune of a polkaCock-a-doodle dandyIrish identity and the literary revival : Synge, Yeats, Joyce and O'Casey
Alternative Names
Casey John

Casey John 1880-1964

Casey, Sean O' 1880-1964

Casside John

Casside, John 1880-1964

John Casey 1880-1964

Leo

Leo 1880-1964

O’Casey, Seán

O’Casside, John

O’Casside, John 1880-1964

O Cathasaig (P.).

Ó Cathasaigh, P. 1880-1964

Ó Cathasaigh, Seán

Ó Cathasaigh, Seán Aogánach

Ó Cathasaigh, Seán Aogánach 1880-1964

O Keisis Š.

O'Casey 1880-1964

O'Casey, John 1880-1964

O'Casey, Sean

OʹCasey, Sean 1880-1964

O'Casside John

O'Casside, John 1880-1964

O'Cathasaigh, John 1880-1964

O'Cathasaigh Sean

O'Cathasaigh, Sean 1880-1964

O'Keĭsi, Shon

O'Keĭsi, Shon 1880-1964

O'Keisijs, Šons 1880-1964

O'Keisis Š.

O'Keisis Šonas

O'kejsi, Šon

O'kejsi, Šon 1880-1964

Oʼkeysi Shon

Seán O’Casey Irischer Aktivist, Dramatiker und Schriftsteller

Seán Ó Cathasaigh

Seán Ó Cathasaigh scríbhneoir Éireannach

Sean O'Casey 1880-1964

Seán O'Casey écrivain irlandais

Sean O'Casey escriptor irlandès

Sean O'Casey escritor irlandés

Seán O'Casey. Iirimaa kirjanik

Seán O'Casey Irish writer

Seán O'Casey İrlandalı oyun ve anı yazarı

Sean O'Casey scriitor irlandez

Sean O'Casey scrittore irlandese

Seán O'Casey shkrimtar irlandez

Sean O'Casey toneelschrijver uit Ierland (1880-1964)

Σον Ο'Κέισι

О’Кейси, Шон

О'Кейси, Шон 1880-1964

Шон О’Кейси

Шон О'Кейси ирландски драматург, поет и писател

Шон О'Кейсі

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אוקייסי, שון 1880־1964

אוקיסי, שון 1880-1964

שון או'קייסי

שון או'קייסי סופר אירי

أوكاسي، شون، 1880-1964

سيان أوكيسي

سيان أوكيسي كاتب أيرلندي

شان اوکیسی

شون أوكيسي، 1880-1964

شون اوکیسی

숀 오케이시

오케이시, 손 1880-1964

오케이시, 쇼온 1880-1964

오케이시, 숀 1880-1964

オケシイ, セイン

ショーン・オケイシー

肖恩·奧凱西

Languages
English (960)

German (13)

French (3)

Chinese (3)

Danish (1)

Catalan (1)

Russian (1)