Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World

by John Millington Synge
     
 

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Playboy of the Western World, a three act comedy by John Millington Synge which caused riots when first performed in Dublin, Ireland.

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Playboy of the Western World, a three act comedy by John Millington Synge which caused riots when first performed in Dublin, Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014222471
Publisher:
Shamrock Eden Publishing
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
130 KB

Meet the Author

John Millington Synge (16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre.

Although he came from an Anglo-Irish background, Synge's writings are mainly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland and with what he saw as the essential paganism of their world view.

Synge suffered from Hodgkin's disease, a form of cancer at the time untreatable. He died just weeks short of his 38th birthday and was at the time trying to complete his last play, Deirdre of the Sorrows.

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