OFF BROADWAY: Blanking Success

To a certain breed of Irishman, the one important motto to remember is: If you can't join 'em, lick 'em. No one among the current crop of Irish has more outrageous fun living to this maxim than a richly vocabularied ex-terrorist and convict named Brendan Behan. His autobiography, Borstal Boy, ran through its first edition two weeks after publication, a current play called The Hostage had London critics wondering if another Sean O'Casey had popped up from no where, and another play, The Quare Fellow, after a rousing run in London, introduced...

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