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O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.

"Purple Dust" playscript


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F496

Creator: O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.

Title: "Purple Dust" playscript

Inclusive Dates: [1939]

Extent: 1 item (120 pp.)

Abstract: Sean O'Casey playscript for "Purple Dust," [1939].

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F496, Sean O'Casey, "Purple Dust" playscript, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1995.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irish author Sean O'Casey (1880–1964) wrote essays and autobiographical works but is best known for his plays.


"O'Casey, Sean, 1880–1964." Literature Online. (accessed March 19, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is a bound typescript draft of a playscript for Sean O'Casey's "Purple Dust," with some pencil corrections in an unknown hand. The playscript is autographed by previous owner Robert Sisk (theatre agent).

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Sisk, Robert, 1903-
Topical Terms
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Scripts (documents)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Detailed Contents List

Sean O'Casey "Purple Dust" playscript , [1939]   [Box 29 F496]

Bound typescript of a playscript, 120 pp.