30th March 2017

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.

 

Seán O'Casey

 

When Irish playwright Seán O'Casey's play The Plough and the Stars opened at the legendary Abbey Theatre in Dublin, audiences rioted. The controversy was good for business, and increased ticket sales allowed O'Casey (born March 30, 1880) to turn to writing full time.