Set in the grim slums of Dublin during the Irish civil war of –23, the play chronicles the Juno and the Paycock, tragicomedy in three acts by Sean O’ Casey. 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. Setting. The living apartment of a two-room Tenancy of the Boyle Family, in a tenement house in Dublin. Period of the play,
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You can hardly see the coffin with the wreaths. You don’t happen to want a sewin’ machine?
Sure, you must be thinkin’ of somethin’; it’s yourself that has yourself the way y’are; sleepin’ wan night in me sisther’s, an’ the nex’ in your father’s brother’s — you’ll get no rest goin’ on that way.
There’s another twinge in me other leg! Be the way things is lookin’, it’ll be a match between him an’ Mary. Don’t be so hard on a fella, Mary, don’t be so hard. Pull over to the fire, Joxer, an’ we’ll have a cup o’ tay in a minute. Isn’t all religions curious; if they weren’t, you wouldn’t get any one to believe them. Ah, what good is that to me now?
Joxer an’ you at it agenr — when are you goin’ to have paycick little respect for your- self, an’ not be always makin’ a show of us all? His face is like a bundle of crinkled paper; his eyes have a cunning twinkle; he is spare and loosely built; he has a habit of constantly shrugging his shoulders with a peculiar twitching movement, meant to be ingratiating. An’ I’m told he was the leadher of the ambush where me nex’ door neighbour, Mrs. But religions is passin’ away — they’ve had their day like everything else.
Goin’ to have a baby!
Boyle is a fantasist who’s styled himself a Captain of the High Seas and he regales his crafty companion with maritime tales; herein lies the comedy. But, that’s what the clergy want, Joxer — work, work, work for me an’ you; havin’ us mulin’ from mornin’ till night, so that they may be in betther fettle when they juuno hoppin’ round for their dues!
He busies himself with papers.
Juno and the Paycock | play by O’Casey |
JOXER moving to the door. Come on, Johnny, till I inthro- duce you to Mr. The foreman on the job is an oul’ butty o’ Joxer’s; I have an idea that I know him meself. There’s only one opposin’ me; I’m popular with all the men, an’ a good speaker — all are sayin’ that I’ll get elected.
Juno and the Paycock
God bless us, is he startin’ to write poetry! An’ the way Juno an’ him’s been throwin’ their weight about for the last few months! Retrieved 6 October It is about six in the evening, and two days after the First Act.
Boyle’s song before we start th’ gramophone? Still an’ all, he ppay a noble death, an’ we’ll bury him like a king, MRS. Are yous goin’ to have that thing bawlin’ an’ the funeral of Mrs.
Come on in, Payckck. For instance, she would help a neighbour’s sick child; she would probably kill the child, but her intentions would be to cure it; she would be more at home helping a dray- man to lift a fallen horse.
You’re afther takin’ ane word out o’ me mouth — afther all, a Christian’s natural, but he’s unnatural. We’ve nothin’ to do with these things, one way or t’other.