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Shay Duffin discusses his performances of Mr. Dooley and Brendan Behan

BROADCAST: May. 25, 1988 | DURATION: 00:33:26


Shay Duffin discusses and performs excerpts from his one-man play, “According to Mr. Dooley.” Duffin chronicles some background about Mr. Dooley and Brendan Behan and discusses how he found himself interested in portraying these characters. Includes a test tone lasting about 30 seconds that is part of the archival record as a representation of how broadcasters prepped their tape. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.