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Brendan Francis Aidan Behan

9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964

An Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. 20 more words


You'd Think 'Twas a Crime to be Human

The following lyrics are from a song in Brendan Behan’s play Richard’s Cork Leg:

You’d think ’twas a crime to be human
To sometimes get scared in the park, 182 more words

Laughter On High

Reading the Brendan Behan play Richard Cork’s Leg in the van today. If I were to tell you a play featuring two prostitutes and two beggers pretending to be blind, among others, all taking place in a graveyard, was funny, you might not believe me, but it is. 152 more words

The Laughing Boy

September 2014 and the Greeks are back on the street.

The following is the text of my piece that was broadcast by Sunday Miscellany on RTE Radio One on 12 April. 981 more words