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Peter O'Shaughnessy


Peter O'Shaughnessy was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1923. He made a name for himself as actor after moving to Britain in the 1950s, working for a time with the Bristol Old Vic, the Oxford Playhouse and the BBC Radio Repertory Company.As a director, he directed the Irish premieres of Beckett's 'Footfalls' and 'Not I' for the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1978. His play 'The Fabulous Journey of Mac Con Glin', co-written with Cork poet Anthony Blinco, won the Best Play award at the 1981 festival. Peter O'Shaughnessy spent a number of years performing Shakespeare recitals all around the world in association with the British Council. He currently lives in England.

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
The Fabulous Journey of Mac Con Glin Peter O'Shaughnessy Anthony Blinco