I Knock at the Door

I Knock at the Door

by Sean O'Casey
     
 
Six actors bring the sad, pithy boyhood of John Casside (O'Casey) into quick and sensitive focus. His strong, resigned mother, his impetuous, groping sister, the friends and enemies of his Dublin childhood, and Johnny himself are gems of truth and beauty. Throughout, balancing pathos with humor, an image of young Sean O'Casey is slowly unveiled. There is a ceaseless

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Six actors bring the sad, pithy boyhood of John Casside (O'Casey) into quick and sensitive focus. His strong, resigned mother, his impetuous, groping sister, the friends and enemies of his Dublin childhood, and Johnny himself are gems of truth and beauty. Throughout, balancing pathos with humor, an image of young Sean O'Casey is slowly unveiled. There is a ceaseless struggle between the doctor, who is treating the boy's painful cataracts, and the Protestant minister, who considers it more important for the boy to be at school; Johnny being caned by the sadistic schoolmaster; and the telling interactions with his loving mother. Through it all, the people of O'Casey's crowded youth come to life with superb vividness.

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NY Times
The tenderness, the humor, the anguish and, above all, the poetry that sings from O'Casey's pages are being stunningly evoked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822205470
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1958
Edition description:
ADAPTED
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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