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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