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The Plough and The Stars, Revision Notes

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Context 4

Summary 8

Characters 15

Themes 17

Language 20

Context

The Plough and the Stars is a play by the Irish writer Seán O’Casey first performed on February 8, 1926 by the Abbey Theatre in the writer’s native Dublin. The first two acts take place in November 1915, looking forward to the liberation of Ireland. The last two acts are set during the Easter Rising, in April 1916.

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