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 (ō-kā′sē), Sean Originally John Casey. 1880-1964.
Irish playwright. His dramas, including Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926), show compassion for the poor and concern over Irish political issues.
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(Biography) Sean (ʃɔːn). 1880–1964, Irish dramatist. His plays include Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926), which are realistic pictures of Dublin slum life
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(oʊˈkeɪ si)

Sean (ʃɔn) 1880–1964, Irish playwright.
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