The Valley of the Squinting Windows: a Century Without Pity
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5.8 MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS, General literature studies, 6.3 PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS and RELIGION
Brinsley MacNamara, whose real name was John Weldon, was born on September 6th, 1890. His father, James, a school teacher, lived with his family in Hiskenstown, Co Westmeath, before relocating to Delvin in 1905. Fascinated by the theatre, Weldon the younger moved to Dublin in 1909 and joined the Abbey as an actor, adopting the stage name Brinsley MacNamara. He would subsequently publish plays and novels under this nom de plume, many of which are quite innovative and of a high artistic quality.
Maher, E. (2018) The Valley of the Squinting Windows: a Century Without Pity, The Irish Times, September 1st, 2018.