Back Room: When it really mattered, where were the water protesters?
Sean O’Casey’s great play The Shadow of a Gunman centres on the mistaken identity of a tenement resident (Donal Davoren) thought to be an IRA assassin during the War of Independence. Many of the characters turn to alcohol as a means of escape from the grimness of tenement life and the chaos of the crisis around them.
Tommy Owens represents this escapism in the play. He talks of all the great...
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