Playboy of the Western World

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Synge’s masterpiece about a father, a son, a woman in love and a tragedy.

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John Millington Synge’s classic work set in Mayo. A mysterious traveller, Christy Mahon, arrives in the village believing he has killed his father. He is looked upon as a hero by the locals and falls in love with one of them, Pegeen Mike, who agrees to marry him. But when Christy’s ‘murdered’ father appears on the scene, Christy’s fortune takes a downturn with comic and tragic result.The Playboy of the Western World is, undoubtedly, Synge’s masterpiece. It was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1907 and provoked an immediate riot and continuing controversy. This edition of the play is introduced by renowned Kerry actor Éamonn Keane whose interpretation of the role of Christy Mahon ranks him with the greatest actors to have played this part.

Additional information

Weight 78 g
Dimensions 18 × 11 × 0.75 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

73

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.912 (edition:18)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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