Sean O'Casey Biography

Playwright, Journalist, Activist (1880–1964)
Irish nationalist and playwright Sean O’Casey wrote about life in the slums of Dublin, in plays like The Shadow of a Gunman and The Plough and the Stars.


Sean O’Casey was born on March 30, 1880, in Dublin, Ireland. Embroiled in the Irish Nationalist cause, he joined the Irish Citizen Army in 1914. After the Easter Rising, he spent half a decade writing plays. The first to be accepted was The Shadow of a Gunman in 1923. In 1926 he finished The Plough and the Stars. His last play was published in 1961. He died on September 18, 1964, in Torquay, England.

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