Red Roses for Me

Definition

Theater

  • A play by Sean O'Casey, first performed in Dublinin 1943. It is the most frequently revived of the later expressionistworks that he wrote in 'exile' in England after his rift with W. B.Yeats and the Abbey Theatre. The play was based on O'Casey'sown experiences during the General strike in Dublin (1913). It expressesanti-fascist ideals using powerful colloquial language and also featuresdance and mime. Although the play has been criticized for its structuralclumsiness, it is nevertheless regarded as one of O'Casey's most movingworks.
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