The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 9, 1956

Red Roses for Me (by Sean O'Casey).

Not since Within the Gates in 1934 has Sean O'Casey had a "new" play produced on Broadway. Of those waiting without the gates, Red Roses scarcely deserves to be admitted first. It has much that is indi vidual, and at its best evokes the vernacular glories of Juno and the Paycock. But it is chiefly a reminder of how distinguished O'Casey can be; it has no sustained distinction of its own.

Written in 1942, when O'Casey was nearing 60, and loosely concerned with the Dublin transport workers' strike of 1913, Red Roses bears all the marks...

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