Talk:Seán O'Casey

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Inaccurate but amusing Hypertext Link[edit]

The reference to the play "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy" in the latter part of the article links to the "Garfield and Friends" episode of the same name. I'm not sure how one would go about changing it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:09, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Liffey bridge[edit]

The new foot bridge over the Liffey at Lomard Street is to be named the Sean O'Casey bridge, hard to see where to add this but it could be added as part of a continueing influence section. Notjim 22:22, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Seán O Casey[edit]

He spelt his name Seán- always. Even English speakers pronounce the word with the accent. I suggest that it be changed to accurately represent the subject.

Most sources list his birth name as John Casey not Cassidy - does anyone have a definitive answer on this. In the meantime I have made this change. Badtypist 14:55, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

I can tell you that his name was deffinately Casey, because Sean O'Casey was my great grandfathers uncle, and therefore, still my familys name.Wild ste (talk) 12:44, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

His place of birth?[edit]

The sentence about his birth ends suddenly without naming the city. Can we complete this please?--Charles 03:20, 16 April 2006 (UTC)


What does Do NOT print, in the refrences section mean? Are we not supposed to print these lines? Should we refrain from printing these books themselves? Someone please explain. risk 00:25, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Early Life[edit]

A poorly phrased sentence in the Early Life section needs to be revised:

"O'Casey's father, Michael Cassidy, died when he choked on raw fish and was sick and the family lived a peripatetic life thereafter, moving from house to house around north Dublin"

Ferg2k 18:14, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Great national classics...--mariann 16:27, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Additional bits[edit]

I notice that elsewhere in Wikipedia there is an article about the opera The Silver Tassie derived from O'Casey's play.

His wife wrote a book about Casey's relationship/correspondence with George Bernard Shaw, the title of which I cannot remember. --MWLittleGuy (talk) 22:53, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

The book about the relationship between O'Casey and Shaw is titled "Cheerio Titan: Friendship Between George Bernard Shaw and Eileen and Sean O'Casey". Rubken (talk) 01:11, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Sean O Casey and Communism[edit]

It has not been mentioned in this article that Sean O'Casey was actually a member of the "Daily Worker"(London) editorial board.One website says O'Casey was a member of the CPGB ([1]

It is a bit unclear as to his relationship with both the CPI and CPGB but most probably was very close. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:05, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, the source that I have (Cambridge Guide to Theatre 1998, p.805) says: "He worked as a labourer, interesting himself at nights in Irish culture, and active in the Republican and Labour movements. Disillusioned by the shift from socialism to Catholic nationalism, O'Casey withdrew acrimoniously from political and militant organizations, separating himself particularly from Padraic Pearse's cult of violence. He remained a lifelong 'proletarian Communist'." If someone wants to paraphrase that it could be added into the article.  • DP •  {huh?} 14:01, 22 April 2011 (UTC)