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Guide to the David H. Greene Collection of Sean O'Casey Letters
1944 - 1962
 MSS.236

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Creator - aut: O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964
Source: Greene, David H. (David Herbert), 1913-2008
Title: David H. Greene Collection of Sean O'Casey Letters
Dates [inclusive]: 1944-1962
Abstract: Sean O'Casey (1880-1964) was an Irish playwright and memoirist noted for his portrayal of the lives of Ireland's working class and poor. O'Casey is assoicated with Dublin's Abbey Theatre, and his significant plays include "The Shadow of a Gunman", "Juno and the Paycock", "The Plough and the Stars", "Cock-A-Doodle Dandy", and "The Bishop's Bonfire". Casey also produced a six-volume autobiography. This collection consists of letters written by O'Casey to David H. Greene, a leading scholar of Irish literature. Greene edited 1000 years of Irish Prose,  An Anthology of Irish Literature, and co-edited  The Matter with Ireland, a collection of writings from George Bernard Shaw. He also co-wrote the authorized biography of Irish dramatist John M. Synge. O'Casey and Greene met in the 1930s, and continued a friendship and correspondence until O'Casey's death in 1964.
Quantity: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MSS.236