Five Irish Plays. First Edition. Signed by the Author (1935)

Author: Sean O'Casey

Book ID: 64038

Price: 1,750.00

Five Irish Plays. London: Macmillan, 1935. First Edition. Pp viii, 408, [2]. With a frontispiece portrait plate of the author. Publisher’s green cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers lightly faded, contents in fine bright condition. Housed in custom-made solander box.

Signed & dated by the Author on front free endpaper.

Collected edition of five of O’Casey’s plays: Juno and the Paycock; The Shadow of the Gunman; The Plough and the Stars; The End of the Beginning; A Pound on Demand. Each play is preceded by a page listing the cast of players who acted in the premier performance.

“Sean O’Casey does for the Dublin slums what John M. Synge did for the peasants of the western seaboards. On stage his plays produce an effect of anguished intensity that can only be paralleled in the novels of Dostoieffsky.” [Daily News].

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