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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I remember as well as I remember yestherday, at a party given to celebrate the comin’ of the first chiselur to Annie an’ Benny Jimeson — who was the barber, yous may remember, in Henrietta Street, that, afther Easter Week, hung out a green, white an’ orange pole, an’, then, when the Tans started their Jazz dancin’, whipped it in agen, an’ stuck out a red, white an’ blue wan instead, givin’ as an excuse that a barber’s pole was strictly non-political — singin’ ” An’ You’ll Remember Me “, with the top notes quiverin’ in a dead hush of pethrified attention, folleyed be a clappin’ o’ hans that shuk the tumblers on the table, an’ capped be Jimeson, the barber, sayin’ that it was the best rendherin’ of ” You’ll Remember Me ” he ever heard in his natural!

Oh, I know nothin’ about the pains in your legs; I’ve brought the message that Father Farrell gave me, an’ that’s all I can do.

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Six pouns — six an’ seven, six an’ seven is thirteen — paaycock be thirteen pouns I’ll owe you. It’s sad, but it can’t be helped. Of course pacock have — the sacred rights o’ man! He and his crony, Joxer, spend most of their time drinking in “pubs” or playing cards in the Boyle flat, where Joxer flatters him to his face and steals from behind his back.


You’d betther be goin’, now, Joxer, his Majesty, Bentham, ’11 be here any minute, now.


If you go on anx like this, Jerry Devine, you’ll make me hate you! Well, I’ll be off now. Gimme me money, y’oul’ reprobate, or I’ll shake the worth of it out of you! The Boyles throw a party and invite Bentham, who is courting Mary.

Well, if you’d been in for your breakfast you’d ha’ seen him. Ah, you lost your best prin- ciple, me boy, when you lost your arm; them’s the only sort o’ principles that’s any good to a workin’ man. Scien- tists are beginning to think that what we call ghosts are sometimes seen by persons of a certain nature. An 1 how much’ll be comin’ out of it, Mr.

J Jjuno bless you, Mrs.

Jacky Boyle, Esquire, infernal rogue an’ damned liar! Plaintively I’ll knock out a bit somewhere, plau fear. Juno and the Paycock. Although only a few of his works are still read,…. Get wan o’ the labourers to carry you down in a hod!

Juno and the Paycock – Wikipedia

A few days elapse between Acts I. Then he’ll marry her, he’ll have to marry her! 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 come hoppin’ round for their dues!

BOYLE brings in the things askedfor and comes out again. You’ll sit down an’ take your breakfast, an’ let me go to me work, for I’m an hour late already waitin’ for you. BOYLE in a flutter.

An’ I’ll go on livin’ like a pauper. Well, it’s no job, but news that’ll give you the chance o’ your life. He’d have been betther for you than that Bentham. I’m goin’ to th’ pawn to get me three quid five shillins; Til brin’ you th’ ticket, an’ then you can do what you like, me bucko.


I’m a new man from this out. Holy God, juon she is! Don’t you know he doesn’t, mother? He attends the sausage with afork. Mother, Charlie and I are goin’ out for a little sthroll. Let her hop in; we may as well have it out first as at last. Ah no, da; I’m not in a singin’ humour. Thanks be to God, the pains in me legs is gone, anyhow! Ah, I won’t stop very long anyhow.

Madigan that I ppaycock we’ll have the pleasure of her organization at our little enthertainment. I must be off; please let me go, Jerry. Carryin’ that from Henry Street was no joke.

Juno and the Paycock

This article discusses Irish literature written in English from about ; its history is closely linked with that of English literature. You were goin’ to say somethin’, don’t be a twisther. You might as well know now, Johnny, as another time. Another dhrop o’ whisky, Mrs. Oh, father, that’s not Rest in Peace; that’s God save Ireland.

Sure it ud be unnatural. That’s serious, min’ you, an’ shows the whole counthry’s in a state o’ chassis.

Juno and the Paycock | play by O’Casey |

ane She is a woman who, in manner at least, can mourn with them that mourn, and rejoice with them that do rejoice. Have none of yous any respect for the Irish people’s National regard for the dead? I’ve a shawl above. He signs a paper, puts it into the case, which he shuts’ with a snap, and sits back pompously in the chair.

Of course I remember him.