Playboy Of The Western World: Methuen Student Edition

Playboy Of The Western World: Methuen Student Edition

by John Millington Synge, Non Worrall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0413519406

ISBN-13: 9780413519405

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The most famous and infamous play by Ireland's best loved (and hated) playwright

The Playboy of the Western World, offended audiences when first produced in 1907, on account of its 'immodest' references to Irish womanhood and aroused a prolonged and bitter controversy, which lasted until the author's death in 1909.

In the play Christy Mahon stumbles

Overview

The most famous and infamous play by Ireland's best loved (and hated) playwright

The Playboy of the Western World, offended audiences when first produced in 1907, on account of its 'immodest' references to Irish womanhood and aroused a prolonged and bitter controversy, which lasted until the author's death in 1909.

In the play Christy Mahon stumbles into the Flaherty's tavern claiming to have killed his father. He is praised for his boldness, and he and the barmaid Pegeen fall in love to the dismay of her betrothed, Shawn. The Widow Quin tries to seduce him to no avail, but eventually his father, who was only wounded, tracks Christy to the tavern, and Christy attacks him again. Old Mahon falls, and the townsfold, afraid of being implicated, bind Christy, but he is freed when his father crawls inside. Christy leaves to wander the world with a newfound confidence, and Pegeen laments betraying and losing him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413519405
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

John Millington Synge: 1871-1909iv
Plot2
Synge's Ireland8
Social and political conditions8
The Irish Theatre10
Synge at the Abbey Theatre12
Commentary15
What is the play about?15
What kind of play is it?17
Notes on the characters20
Synge's language28
Further reading33
The Playboy of the Western World37
Preface39
Act 141
Act 264
Act 386
Notes112

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >