[pseud. of J. F. Wrenne]; playwright for the Munster Players; Mary
Margaret (1916, and played at the Abbey 1919); Sable and Gold
(Cork 1918; Abbey 1918), the first play about the Rising; no bio-dates.
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 2; 979, ftn, Arthur Clery, Dublin Essays
(1919), When I speak of the rebel perhaps some of you will think
of that cunning play, Sable and Gold, produced at the Abbey Theatre
a few weeks ago, in which one character, Gregory, an Irish Irelander of
over-tense nerves, who in the end proves a coward, is contrasted with
Paul, a representative of that other uncaring Ireland of which I now speak,
who meets death with courage. If this contrast is intended as typical,
it certainly is not supported by the facts. Also 979n,, Maurice
Daltons place, Sable and Gold, was performed at the Abbey
Theatre in September 1918, and published by Maunsel & Roberts in 1922,
in the Abbey Theatre Series, second series, Vol. 9.