Set in the grim slums of Dublin during the Irish civil war of –23, the play chronicles the Juno and the Paycock, tragicomedy in three acts by Sean O’ Casey. The most famous play by this remarkable Irish dramatist. Juno and the Paycock has been produced throughout the world and offers a compelling look at the. Setting. The living apartment of a two-room Tenancy of the Boyle Family, in a tenement house in Dublin. Period of the play,

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Thanks be to God, the pains in me legs is gone, anyhow! Sweet Spirit, hear me prayer! I’m afraid the missus ud pop in on us agen before we’d know where we are. Peevishly First Johnny payccok now Mary; is the whole house goin’ to become an hospital! The musical version was a flop, closing after 16 performances, but Blitzstein’s score was preserved on the original cast album and is today considered one of the composer’s masterpieces.

Juno and the Paycock

Thanks, all the same, Mr. Is a man not to be allowed to leave his house for a minute without havin’ a pack o’ spies, pimps an’ informers cantherin’ at his heels? The father, “Captain” Jack so called because of his propensity for telling greatly exaggerated stories of his short career as a merchant sailoris a loafer who claims to be unable to work because of pains in his legs, which mysteriously appear whenever someone mentions work to him.


What’s curious about it? That’s another fella ud give you a pain in your face.


D’ye know, Joxer, I never like to be beholden to any o’ the clergy. BOYLE coughing subduedly to relieve the tense- ness of the situation.

JOXER hands the case. Juno decides that Jack will never take on his responsibilities as a father and breadwinner, so she leaves to make a better life for herself and Mary.

Can’t you do it, then, without lettin’ th’ whole house know you’re takin’ off your trousers? I’ll run round to Ryan’s — I know it’s a great house o’ Joxer’s.

Come on, come on in, Joxer; she’s gone out long ago, man. Captain; I wouldn’t let a word be said agen Father Farrell lpay the heart o’ the rowl, that’s what he is; I always said he was a paycovk man, a daarlin’ man. He is a worthless toper and idler, but withal, possesses a certain rough eloquence of expression. Oh, you’re in — you must have been only afther comin’ in?

An’ mebbe get a bullet in the kisser? An’ th’ other fella — Jerry’s as bad. Boyle; but the only way to deal with a mad dog is to destroy him.

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The bitther word agen, Mary. Well, if you weren’t in Ryan’s you were in Foley’s.

Is the light lightin’ before the picture o’ the Virgin? On the table are breakfast things for one. Tancred comin’ down to go to the hospital — I forgot all about them bringin’ the body to the church to-night.


Oaycock sayin’ that he was a Die-hard — thanks be to God that Johnny had nothin’ to do with him this long time. The softy I am, you know, I’d ha’ lent him me last juice!

There’s nothin’ like a ball o’ malt occasional like — too much of it isn’t good. Yis, yis; I forgot the pains in your legs. BOYLE tidies up the room, puts the shovel under the bed, and goes to the press.

Are you sure you said nothin’ to him? Very nicely rendered indeed. It’s the only bit I get in comfort when she’s away. Boyle; I’m in a desperate hurry, a desperate hurry. He was only a chiselur of a Boy Scout in Easter Week, when he got hit in the hip; and his arm was blew off in the fight in O’Connell Street. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

An’ then, I’d have another look, an’ I’d ass meself — what is the moon?

Juno and the Paycock – Wikipedia

Jack; this thing has me nearly kilt with the weight. Ina British film adaptation of the play was produced which pqycock directed by Alfred Hitchcock. What do I care what you dhress yourself in!