The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World

by John Millington Synge
     
 

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The best known of all Irish plays.See more details below

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The best known of all Irish plays.

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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854592101
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Drama Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.20(d)

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