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The plough and the stars : a tragedy in four acts,

Main Creator: O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964
Contributors: Ford, John, 1894-1973
Published / Created: New York : MacMillan, 1926.
Notes:Copy of the 1st American edition of The Plough and the Stars annotated by O'Casey for John Ford's screen adaptation of 1937. An inscription in pencil, by Robert Sisk, on the front flyleaf explains the purpose of the annotations. The book is in a green slip case, stamped in gilt.

A typed letter from O'Casey to Sisk and Ford, dated 21st May 1936, is tipped into the inside back cover. A newspaper cutting from the Baltimore Sun, dated 30th January 1937, containing a review of the film, is pasted inside the front cover.

O'Casey annotated this copy of the play to appease the American censors, who operated under the Motion Picture Production Code (popularly known as the Hays' Code). He was required to expunge all references to God and some of the more fervent references to reigion.

Physical description: 1 volume.

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MS 42,403
Manuscripts Reading Room
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