The main characters are Juno Boyle, Jack Boyle, Mary Boyle, Johnny Boyle and Joxer Daly. play that he is “struttin’ about the town like a paycock with Joxer, I suppose”. Act II opens with the stage directions stating that “the furniture is more. 2 ACT I The living room of a two-room tenancy occupied by the BOYLE family in a A 3 JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK ACT teapot is on the hob and a frying-pan. Juno and the Paycock Themes. “Isn’t all religions curious?-if they weren’t you wouldn’t get anyone to believe in them” – Captain Boyle, Act II.
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The votive light under the picture of the Virgin gleams more redly than ever. Scien- tists are beginning to think that what we call ghosts are sometimes seen by persons of a certain nature. I’ll have no breakfast — yous can keep your breakfast.
He recites in an emotional, consequential manner the following verses’: U-u-ugh, that’s a grand-lookin’ insthrument — how much was it? Mind the candle, now, an’ don’t burn the house over our heads. Them was days, Joxer, them was days. She is callin’, callin’, jhno, in the win’ an’ on the sea.
Well, let him look!
Grand, grand; you should folly that up, you should folly that up. Madigan — an oul’ friend’s always welcome.
Well, it couldn’t come at a betther time — we’re a long time waitin’ for it. Show us in one o’ them an’ leave t’other there till I get up. Will you not give us one kind word, one kind word, Mary?
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JUNO enters hastily; she is flurried and excited? The job couldn’t come at a betther time; I’m feelin’ in great fettle, Joxer. What’ll he dhress himself inl Gentleman Jack an’ his frieze coat!
Comin’ up the stairs who did I meet but that bummer, Nugent. Did ye hear them tatherarahs?
Here, get out, ower o’this; I always knew you were a prognosticator an’ a pro- crastinator! You can’t climb a laddher, but you can skip like snd goat into a snug!
Bentham, in this chair; it’s more comfortabler than that, Mr.
It’s sad, but it hhe be helped. You don’t happen to want a sewin’ machine? We’ll nan’ the tea round, an’ not be clusthered round the table, as if we never seen nothin’. I don’t like this ribbon, ma; I think I’ll wear the green — it looks betther than the blue. MARY looking at the paper. It was a clear case of victimization.
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Are you sure jino said nothin’ to him? Father Farrell’s beginnin’ to take a great intherest in 22 Boyle; because of what Johnny did for his country, says he to me wan day. It is said by these Yogi that if we practise certain mental exercises that we would have powers denied to others — for instance, the faculty of seeing things that happen miles and miles away.
Thanks, all the same, Mr.
Because I love him with all my heart and soul, mother. Maybe you thought I’d stop on tthe roof all the night for you! Let me like a soldier fall— me breast expandin’ to th’ ball!
When Juno asks him to go and show Johnny that everything is okay, the stage directions state that Boyle is “making no move”. Gwan, Jack, put on a record. What sort o’ talk is this to be goin’ on with? If I get this job we’ll payycock all right. Don’t you know he doesn’t, mother? It’s not consumption, is it? I suppose you know we owe twenty pouns to oul’ Junno There was nothin’ there at all — it was the red light you seen, an’ the talk we had put all the rest into your head.