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RIOTOUS CONDUCT.

AT ABBEY THEATRE.

LONDON. Feb. 12.

There wcro several "scenes" at the Abbey

Theatre, Dublin, ivhon Scan O'Cnscy's play "The Plough and the Stars," was produced. It deals with the recent revolutionary move-

ment in Ireland.

In the second act a woman tried to speak from the gallery, having an objection to "de- famation of the memory of men who took part in the rebellion during Easter week in

1916."

During the third act a number of the audience clambered on the stage, and had a free fight with the actors before the shouting audience. When the curtain was lowered a man swinging on it was knocked by one of the actors into the orchestra. Women then began smashing up the music stands. Mr. W. B. Yeats vainly appealed for order.

Eventually police arrived, and the play pro- ceeded to its end in spite of interruptions.

[Sean O'Casey, a young Irish dramatist, discovered by the directors of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, came into prominence lately through his play "Juno and the Paycock," which has boen running in London since No- vember 16 at the Royalty Theatre, under the management of Dennis Eadie and J. B. Fagan In this piece the author blends tragedy and comedy and draws a grim picture of the Ire- land of 1922, when fighting was going on be- tween the "Black and Tans" and the Republi- can "Die-Hards." Miss Sara Allgood, who was in Australia some years ago, is in one of the leading roles of "Juno and the Paycock."]

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