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Untitled Plays

These two typescripts appear to be drafts of unfinished plays written by Deevy. They vary in size and topic, what they have in common is that they are all formatted as plays and they all appear to be missing some of the text.

Script #152 is set in Manhatten's middle East Side [sic], in Fred Burke's basement record shop. Fred is an American who met Mauren in Ireland and brought her back to the U.S. Business is poor, the relationship is struggling and Maureen is in danger of falling for Carlo Benevente, a young tenor who frequents the store.

Script #153 opens with elderly Margaret, a housekeeper speaking to her employer Captain Tom Osborne about a post Independence IRA bombing campaign in London. Osborne's sons John and Anthony are involved in Republican activity, possibly in the IRA. Their girlfriends Aggie and Susie have contrasting feelings about the bombing campaign while the older Paddy, a veteran Republican of 1916 suspects German involvement and is unhappy about the 'riff-raff' in the IRA ranks. The reverse of the final page contains the closing scene from another play with a character named Tobias.