Playboy Of The Western World: Methuen Student Edition

Playboy Of The Western World: Methuen Student Edition

by John Millington Synge, Non Worrall
     
 

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

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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

Introduction7
The Countess Cathleen17
The Playboy of the Western World65
Cock-a-doodle Dandy135

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