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18 Nov. 1956
Plays of the Irish Renaissance
Scenes from various plays are performed, including "The Plough and the Stars" and "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey; "The Whiteheaded Boy" and "Is Life Worth Living?" by Lennox Robinson; "The Countess Cathleen" by William Butler Yeats; "Shadow and Substance" by Paul Vincent Carroll; and "Dierdre of the Sorrows" by John Millington Synge. In addition, two new documentaries are screened: the one, ""The Era of Wonderful Nonsense," a short subject documenting the excesses of the 1920s, produced especially for this episode; the other, On the Bowery (1956), a feature length film looking at New York's Skid Row, recently awarded first prize at the Venice Film Festival, from ...

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