The Playboy Of The Western World

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J. M. Synge (1871 - 1909) was an Irish poet and playwright. He participated in the founding of the Abbey Theatre. The Playboy of the Western World had a turbulent opening at the Abbey Theatre, when it caused riots because of its subject matter. "Playboy of the Western World" is a comedic play. A young man seeks refuge in an Irish village after the gruesome murder of his father. . He is accepted by the villagers and becomes a favorite with the women. Suddenly his father appears and things take a sudden turn for ...
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Overview

J. M. Synge (1871 - 1909) was an Irish poet and playwright. He participated in the founding of the Abbey Theatre. The Playboy of the Western World had a turbulent opening at the Abbey Theatre, when it caused riots because of its subject matter. "Playboy of the Western World" is a comedic play. A young man seeks refuge in an Irish village after the gruesome murder of his father. . He is accepted by the villagers and becomes a favorite with the women. Suddenly his father appears and things take a sudden turn for our hero.
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This award-winning audio producer's latest effort reprises the critically acclaimed Pacific Resident Theatre's full-cast production of Synge's Irish comedic classic, starring Orson Bean, Alexander Enberg, and Jacqueline Heinze. The author's 1907 wickedly satiric masterpiece is a trenchant attack on the acceptance of appearances in a small Irish village. Christy Mahon turns up at the home of Michael Flaherty and his daughter, Peegen Mike, and is accepted by the town as a hero following his boastful story of murdering his tyrannical father. The town, especially the women, is seduced by Christy but ultimately turns savagely against him when his "slain" father appears looking for his son. The language is beautifully poetic and lush while being firmly grounded in the colloquial idioms and dialect of rural Ireland. The cast is, without exception, outstanding, and Bean is a delight. The technical quality is consistent with L.A. Theatre Works' high standards of professional excellence. A real gem.--Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605974965
  • Publisher: Standard Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The Countess Cathleen 17
The Playboy of the Western World 65
Cock-a-doodle Dandy 135
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