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The Tinker's Wedding

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... the unsympathetic pastor for the wedding, and the respectability, she so craves. A broad comedy with elements of social truth, The Tinkers' Wedding was refused production in the Abbey Theatre, instead premiering at His Majesty’s Theatre London, 11 November, 1909, after Synge had passed away....

Riders to the Sea

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

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Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (1), Unassigned (1)

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... for the Connemara horse fair. But Maurya's premonition of the ghost of Michael following Bartley out to sea proves ominous, leaving Maurya and her daughters alone. First performed in 1904, Synge's one-act play Riders to the Sea...

Deirdre of the Sorrows

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... betrothed, the ageing king Conchubhor. Almost finished upon Synge's premature death, and published posthumously after revisions by Synge's fiancée, the actress Mary 'Molly' Algood, and poet and theatre-manager W. B. Yeats, Deirdre of the Sorrows is a vivid reimagining of the Deirdre myth, complete with Synge's distinctive lyric style....

In the Shadow of the Glen

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

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Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... that it is followed by a denouement as unexpected as any the Irish theatre had seen speaks volumes to Synge's sophistication as a playwright and master of his craft. First performed in Molesworth Hall, Dublin, in 1903,...

The Well of the Saints

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (1)

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... a terrible insight into their condition, and the cruel face of the world, driving a wedge in their marriage even as their restored sight once again begins to fade. Synge's dark comedy was first performed in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1905....

The Playboy of the Western World

Edited by

Nick Worrall

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge , Nick Worrall ~playauthor~Edited by~ Nick Worrall

Methuen Drama, 1983

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...J. M. Synge’s tale of storytelling and strange idolisation is a humorous satire on Irish peasant life, a mock-heroic in lyrical leaping poetic prose. When the young Christy Mahon stumbles into a tavern on the coast...
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...Orson Bean and Alley Mills star in the story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his father. Riots greeted the first performance of this 1907 comic masterpiece of the Irish Literary Renaissance. An L.A. Theatre...