The Theatre: Old Play in Manhattan: Jan. 29, 1940

Juno and the Paycock (by Sean O'Casey; produced by Edward Choate & Arthur Shields in association with Robert Edmond Jones). Flung on the Broadway pavement many times since it was minted in Dublin in 1924, Juno and the Paycock still rings out like a silver coin. Whatever its faults, there is nothing pinched or paltry about it. Its stagecraft is clumsy at times and its plot too theatrical, but its background is richly Irish and its two middle-aged title characters—sturdy, ill-used, valiant-hearted Juno and her strutting, shiftless, drunken Paycock of a husband—are abundantly...

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