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Paul Vincent Carroll

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Paul Vincent Carroll (1944)
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Paul Vincent Carroll (10 July 1900 – 20 October 1968) was an Irish dramatist and writer of movie scenarios and television scripts.

Carroll was born in Blackrock, County Louth, Ireland[1] and trained as a teacher at St Patrick's College, Dublin and settled in Glasgow in 1921 as a teacher. Several of his plays were produced by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.[2] He co-founded, with Grace Ballantine and Molly Urquhart, the Curtain Theatre Company in Glasgow.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Carroll and his wife, clothing designer Helena Reilly, had three daughters; the youngest was actress Helena Carroll (1928–2013). He also had a son, Brian Francis, born in 1945.[citation needed]

Paul Vincent Carroll died at age 68 in Bromley, Kent England..He died in his sleep from heart failure.[citation needed]

He was a close friend of Patrick Kavanagh's in the 1920s.[citation needed]

List of works[edit]

  • The Watched Pot (unpublished)
  • The Things That are Caesar's (London, 1934)
  • Shadow and Substance (1937, won the Casement Award and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award)
  • The White Steed (1939, won Drama Critics’ Circle Award)
  • The Strings Are False (1942, published as The Strings My Lord Are False, 1944)
  • Coggerers (1944, later renamed The Conspirators)
  • The Old Foolishness (1944)
  • The Wise Have Not Spoken (1947)
  • Saints and Sinners 1949
  • She Went by Gently (1953, *Irish Writing* magazine. Republished in 1955 in 44 Irish Short Stories edited by Devin A. Garrity)


  1. ^ Irish Playography
  2. ^ Profile at Ricorso
  3. ^ Murdoch, Travelling Hopefully: The Story of Molly Urquhart, Edinburgh, 1981.

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