Paul Vincent Carroll
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 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. He co-founded, with Grace Ballantine and Molly Urquhart, the Curtain Theatre Company in Glasgow.
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
Paul Vincent Carroll died at age 68 in Bromley, Kent England..He died in his sleep from heart failure.
He was a close friend of Patrick Kavanagh's in the 1920s.
List of works
- The Watched Pot (unpublished)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)