Sunday September 27, 2020

Sean O’Casey's letters on sale in London

This week sees Bonham's put five letters on sale

6th November, 2016
One of Sean O’Casey’s signed letters

Five signed letters by Sean O’Casey are expected to fetch £600 - £800 in London this week. Written between 1949 and 1953 to Norman Bishop of the Progress Theatre, Reading, they cover Bishop’s unrequited ambition to stage Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, O’Casey’s derision of English actors’ notions of the Irish accent – and a swipe at the revered song written in 1907 by Peadar Kearney.

“The Soldier’s Song is Ireland’s national...

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