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Drums Under the Windows

Paul Shyre, from the third of six autobiographical volumes by Sean O'Casey
Full Length, Staged Reading
5 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 7, Simplified Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-0336-0

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The original sheet music composed by Robert H. Rines for the New York production of this play is available for purchase with your license for $5.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here.
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.
“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.” —New York Post.

“This is one of those small and selective Off-Broadway offerings…It is strenuously recommended.” —New York Journal-American.

“Words that brood and laugh and sing…” —The New York Times.