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Playboy of the Western World

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ISBN-10: 1406501832

ISBN-13: 9781406501834

Edition: 2007

Authors: John M. Synge

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'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.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 62
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Synge left for Europe to write poetry. If W. B. Yeats had not discovered him in Paris and persuaded him to return to Ireland and absorb its native traditions, the Irish renaissance might have lost its best playwright. As it was, Synge's poetry of Celtic romanticism was rather more tempered with a European realism than Yeats and his renaissance had anticipated. Yeats sent Synge to the West of Ireland to get to know the peasants there. The result was, in addition to the journal The Aran Islands (1907), two short plays for the Abbey: The Shadow of the Glen (1903), in which a comic resurrection interrupts a widow's marriage bargaining, and Riders…