The action of Juno and the Paycock takes place between September and. November In that year there were no fewer than four governments in. Title. Juno and the paycock / Sean O’Casey. Author. O’Casey, Sean, Availability. Distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons. 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.

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Christopher Steele, one Edmund O’Orady. During Act III the curtain is lowered for a few minutes to denote the lapse of one hour. Period of the play, No performance may bo given unless this licence ha. The following jiarticulars are needed for the issue of a licence: Title of the scrkpt or plays.

Name of tho town.

Name of tho theatre or hall. Name and address of apjilioant. Name of the Society. A bom door r.

Below this door is the fireplace. On mantelpiece is an alarm clock, lying on its face. On wall, over mantelpiece, a picture of the Blessed Virgin ; beneath picture on mantelpiece a small red bowl ; the bowl is filled with scfipt, and in the oil a lighted wick floats.

Pagcock votive light must be always plainly visible. On table a small mirror, a newspaper spread out at one end, and breakfast things aX the other end. A well-worn annehair beside fireplace.

A pan in the fender and a teapot on the hob. A long-handled labourers shovel is leaning against the side of scripf dresser. When the Curtain rises, Johnny Boyle is sitting crouched in the armchair beside the fire.

The left sleem of his coat is empty.

Juno and the Paycock

When he walks he has a slight halt. Mart unth her jumper off — it is lying on the hack of a chair — is arranging her hair before a tiny mirror perched on the table. Beside the mirror is stretched out the morning paper which she looks at when she isn’t gazing into the mirror. She is a well-made and good-looking girl of Two forces are working in her mind — one, through the circumstances of her life, pulling her back ; the other, through the influence of books she has read, pushing her forward.

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The opposing forces are apparent in her speech and her manners, both of which are degraded by her environment, and improved by her acquaintance — slight though it be — jujo literature.

On a little bje-road, out beyant Finglas, he was found. Boyle enters by door r. Putting pared on table. I hear all about Mrs. Boyle crosses behind Mary, takes off hat and black shawl, and flings them on bed in alcove. Johnny springing up from the fire. Mary looking after Johnny. Boyle comes down to table R. Opening the parcel and taking out some sausages, which sccript places on a plate. Boyle takes plate of sausages from table, goes over to dresser, and puts them in bottom cupboard.

Goes over and sits beside fire. Voice ok Johnny inside. Boyle goes in with water to room l. Boyle poking fire viciously. Why did they sack her? It was a clear case of victimization. God knows I went down on me bended knees to him not to go agen the Free State. Voice of Johnny in room l. He hates to be assed to stir. Yis, yis 1 The wan inside to St. He is about 25, well set, active and earnest. He is a type, becoming very common now in the Labour Movement, of a ujno knowing enough to make the mass of his associates, who know less, a power, and too little to broaden that power for the benefit of sdript.

Mary seizes her jumper, and runs hastily into room l. Boyle sitting at fire ; turning to look at Jerry. You may well ass a body that: He rushes out door R. Boyle crosses over to fire again y and sits in chair, in an agitated state. Boyle lifts her head and listens ; she rises from her seat, goes and stands listening behind table. Boyle outside door r.

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Sweet Spirit, hear me prayer! Boyle goes to alcove, backstage l. He is a man of about 60 ; stout, grey-haired and stocky. His neck is short, and his head looks nice a stone ball that one sometimes sees on top of a gate-post. His cheeks, reddish-purple, are piffed out, as if he were always repressing an almost irrepressible ejaculation. On his upper lip is a crisp, tightly cropped moustache ; he carries himself with the upper part of his body slightly thrown back, and his stomach slightly thrust forward.


His walk is a slow, consequential strut. His clothes are dingy, and he wears a faded seaman’s cap with a glazed peak. Boyle to Joxer, who is still outside. Joxer scrjpt cautiously into the room by door r.

Juno and the paycock / Sean O’Casey

His face is Uke a bundle of crinkled paper ; his eyes have a cunning twinkle ; he is spare and loosely buiU ; he has a habit of constantly shrugging his shoulders with a peculiar twitching movemerU, meant to be ingrati- ating.

His face is invariably ornamented with a grin. Pull over to the fire, Joxer Daly ; people is always far more comfortabler here than they are in their own place. Joxer makes hastily for the door. Boyle crosses in front of Mrs. Boyle to Joxer r. Boyle is standing staring at them ; she is l. The foreman at Killesther — oh yis, yis. He promised you — gave you the straight tip? He goes over to the mantelpwce, and gingerly lifts the clock.

Mind now, how you go on fiddling with that clock ; you know the least little thing sets it astray. Boyle with clock in his hand, paying no attention to Mrs. Boyle looking at clock.

Puts clock carefully back on mantelpiece, crosses front of Mrs. Boyle, over to Joxer, and stands beside him, l. Boyle goes over to dresser, takes up shovel, and returns to the side of Joxer, displaying the shovel. Boyle, in an angry way, suddenly rushes towards Joxer ; Joxer hurriedly runs out by door r.

Mrs, Boyle shuts the door with a bang. Boyle, pushed aside in the rush, goes back to the dresser, leaving the shovel back where he got it.

Boyle, in a racing temper, crosses quickly to l. Boyle takes no notice. Thanks be to God, the pains in me legs is gone, anyhow!

Boyle toith a burst. It ud be betthcr for a man to be dead, betther for a man to be dead. Boyle ignoring jkno interruption. She does all in an angry way.

Did ye see Jerry Devine? No, but you seen Joxer. Well, lot him look I Mrs. Boyle crosses to hack of table.