The Sean O’Casey Season
January 28 – March 23, 2019
3rd Floor Display; Shelby Cullom Davis Museum
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
The life and work of celebrated Irish playwright Sean O’Casey (1880-1964) will be explored through correspondence, scripts, production materials, and photographs. Among the works highlighted will be his Dublin Trilogy plays The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924), and The Plough and the Stars (1926), as well as later works such as Within the Gates (1934), Purple Dust (1945), and Cock-a-Doodle Dandy (1949). The exhibit will draw from the archival collections of such theatre luminaries as critic Brooks Atkinson, actress Lillian Gish, and producer and director Lucille Lortel, as well as the Theatre Division’s scripts, programs, and photographs.
*Organized in celebration of Irish Repertory Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Sean O’Casey Season.
This Exhibition is Free and Open to the Public during regular Library hours every Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.