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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Every- body callin’ you ” Captain “, an’ you only wanst on the wather, in an oul’ collier from here to Liverpool, when anybody, to listen or look at you, ud take you for a second Christo For Columbus! This article needs additional citations for verification. Ah, it’s a darlin’ buk, a daarlin’ buk! For God’s sake, let us have no more o’ this talk. Right from the opening scene, Captain Jack Boyle is portrayed as work-shy and idle. Juno can tell you there what. JUNO enters hastily; she is flurried and excited?

It’s only eleven o’clock; we’ve lashins o’ time. Shut annd door, shut the door, quick, for God’s sake! His clothes are dingy, and he wears a faded seaman’s cap with a glazed peak.


Haven’t I done enough for Ireland! He sits by the fire Breakfast! Through it all the Paycock and his friend Joxer remain gloriously drunk, and it is the Paycock who speaks the final words of the play: Well, he’s not goin’ to throw his weight llay in the suit I made for him much longer.

She is a well- made and good-looking girl of twenty-two. How are you sure of it? JOXER climbing angrily through ;aycock window and bounding into the room.


Full text of ” OU Juno And The Paycock”

Can’t you do it, then, without lettin’ th’ whole house know you’re takin’ off your trousers? Aw, one o’ Mary’s; she’s always readin’ lately — nothin’ but thrash, paycocl. Be God, they must be all out; I was thinkin’ there was somethin’ up when he didn’t answer the signal. Ay, in Foley’s snug!

Juno and the Paycock

They bow to company, and return to their places? To the rest Aw, it’s a darlin’ poem, a daarlin’ poem. Himself’ll be here in a minute; he’s just takin’ off his trousers. Sure, you’re not thryin’ to rest anywhere. The sea is always callin’ me. He is a worthless toper and idler, but withal, possesses a certain rough eloquence of expression. Again we see Boyle thinking more of himself than his own children in their time of need. Jacky Boyle, Esquire, infernal rogue an’ damned liar!

It’s nearly time we got a start, any- how; I’m fed up knockin’ round, doin’ nothin’.

He goes over to the mantelpiece, and gingerly lifts the clock. BOYLE going towards door. She must ha’ heard some rumour or other that you weren’t goin’ to get juo money.

The same as Act II. After a pause BOYLE enters hastily, buttoning the braces of tye moleskin trousers; his coat and vest are on his arm; he throws these on a chair and hurries to the door on right? Boyle is a fantasist who’s styled himself a Captain of the High Seas and he regales his crafty companion with maritime tales; herein lies the comedy.

Juno and the Paycock | play by O’Casey |

I jino it’s just the same everywhere — the whole worl’s in a state o’ chassis! He’s given up his job as teacher, an’ is goin’ to become a solicitor in Dublin — he’s been studyin’ law. Sorra many’ll go into mournin’ for him.


How much would a ply like that be, now? For example, when he finds out that his only daughter is pregnant he thinks solely of the effect Mary’s pregnancy will have on him and his imagined reputation.

JOXER moving to the door. An’ who done it then? JOXER steps cautiously into the room.

I don’t know how you stick it — it ud put years on me. Be the holy, that’s good news! Jack’s wife Juno is the breadwinner and moral powerhouse, but she can’t stop her life unravelling as she’s surrounded by a family who doesn’t deserve tne.

She sends Mary to live with a relative and, before going to the police station to identify Xnd body, delivers a monologue that echoes Mrs Tancred’s in Act II. Paycick can’t stop, Mrs. His nervousness and irritability increase almost to mania when he learns through a newspaper that one of his former “Die-hard” comrades, Bobbie Tancred, has been killed because of information that Johnny has given the authorities. She then sits down near the fire, and there is a few moments’ pause.

I wasn’t in ayther wan snug or dh’other — I could swear that on a prayer- book — I’m as innocent as the child unborn! Well, I’ll not wait long; if I can’t get th’ cash, I’ll get th’ worth of it. This is a very sudden demand, Mrs. Bentham, in this chair; aand more comfortabler than that, Mr. Mother, go into the room an’ see if the light’s lightin’ before the statue.