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The Key Resources for Understanding Flann O’Brien’s Theatre Works

What was the greatest contribution that Flann O’Brien (that is, Brian O’Nolan) made to literature? Was it is novels, short stories- or even his plays?

While few know of O’Nolan’s dramatic work compared to his more famous books, recent years have seen new attention given by scholars to his theatrical production. I provide the key list of resources, with detailed explanations, in this new article for my Substack newsletter, the Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (TLS).

This article provides everything from videos and articles to theses, compilations, collections of letters and the collected scripts of each of O’Nolan’s plays- even including those that still never been performed, 57 years after his death.