The Shadow of a Gunman

1 hr 20 min | Digital Archive, Plays, Comedy | 1972

This now classic play, written in 1923, and O’Casey’s first full-length play to reach the stage, is a tragi-comedy set in a squalid Dublin tenement in 1920. It portrays the life of some obscure people during the time of the bloody rebellion, when the Irish Republican Army and Britain’s Black-and-Tans were fighting guerrilla warfare in the streets.