Drums Under the Windows
Paul Shyre, from the third of six autobiographical volumes by Sean O'Casey
5 men, 2 women: 7 total
Simplified Flexible Set
Presented Off-Broadway with great success. "No one who appreciates Sean O'Casey could fail to be interested in Paul Shyre's adaptation for the stage of the third volume of his magnificent novelized autobiographies, Drums Under the Windows." —NY Post. "This is one of those small and selective Off-Broadway offerings…It is strenuously recommended." —NY Journal-American. "Words that brood and laugh and sing…" —NY Times.
Book/Item: DRUMS UNDER THE WINDOWS
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The original music composed by Robert H. Rines for the New York production of this play is available from the Play Service for $5.00 a copy, plus shipping.
THE STORY: Following the technique he utilized so brilliantly in I Knock at the Door, Paul Shyre has again adapted the rich and imaginative writings of Sean O'Casey into theatre of great variety and dramatic impact. In the present instance, Mr. Shyre has conceived his work in a modified play form, with narration and stage action cleverly interbalanced. The effect achieved is unique. Great prose and striking theatre combined into an experience of humor, pathos and moving power.