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Captain Boyle's Chassis

May 30th, 2006 | By | Category: Ireland

We did Sean O’Casey when I was 17.

Being 17 and living in Somerset in the 1970s when the nearest bus stop was three miles from our village and where you considered sophisticated if you had been to London on a day trip, was probably not conducive to understanding O’Casey. His Dublin was as foreign to us as if we had been reading about travels in Africa or South America.

We tried to understand the characters and I once had to look up where Rathmines was in order to see