The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World

by J. M. Synge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887347002

ISBN-13: 9780887347009

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: Players Press, Incorporated

Riots greeted the first performance of The Playboy of the Western World at Dublin's Abbey Theatre on 26 January 1907. Eggs, potatoes and even a slice of fruit cake were hurled at the actors during subsequent performances, and it seems unlikely that much of the actual play could have been heard in the uproar. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, with the two other…  See more details below

Overview

Riots greeted the first performance of The Playboy of the Western World at Dublin's Abbey Theatre on 26 January 1907. Eggs, potatoes and even a slice of fruit cake were hurled at the actors during subsequent performances, and it seems unlikely that much of the actual play could have been heard in the uproar. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, with the two other plays in this volume, Yeats's The Countess Cathleen (1892) and O'Casey's Cock-a-doodle Dandy (1949), mark vital stages in the rich explosion of Irish drama that first made itself heard at the turn of the century and gathered momentum during the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887347009
Publisher:
Players Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Players Press Classic Plays Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
55
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

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

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