The Theater: Irish Trinity

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK

by SEAN O'CASEY

Grief is the wood-note wild of the Irish soul. Rarely has a people's sorrow been sounded with such resonant purity as it is in Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock. Despite moments of bathos and some soap operatics in the construction of the plot, this play is one of the granitic masterworks of modern dramatic art.

It is being given a splendid revival in Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum Theater, with Walter Matthau in the role of the vainglorious Captain Boyle, Jack Lemmon as his bar "butty" Joxer,...

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