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The Silver Tassie

Sean O’Casey

The Silver Tassie by Sean O’Casey is a powerful anti-war play, peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571315185
Date Published
17.04.2014
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Summary

Ireland, World War One. Dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits, the men, reduced to cannon fodder, speaking in mangled incantations as the casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns, a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dance and forget.

Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour, The Silver Tassie, Sean O’Casey’s powerful anti-war play of 1928, receives a major revival at the National Theatre in April 2014.