Culture Shock: Knowing better than trying to out-buffoon the buffoon | The Irish Literary Times |

Consider, for example, the Abbey’s greatest tragedy, Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock. It is, surely, in its heart- wrenching agony, a million miles from Boucicault’s slathers of sentiment and sensation in The Colleen Bawn, which is now thrillingly revived by Garry Hynes for Druid. Except that O’Casey owes his disreputable predecessor almost as much as the overmortgaged Cregan family in The Colleen Bawnowe the despicable lawyer Corrigan.