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The Tinker's Wedding

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Sarah Casey, an Irish traveller woman, has for years been going the roads with Michael Byrne, a casual tinsmith; now she would like to get married. She has saved up just enough money to pay the priest to marry them; half a sovereign plus...

Deirdre of the Sorrows

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Deirdre of the Sorrows is based on an ancient Irish myth, a story of a beautiful young woman, Deirdre, and her equally handsome lover Naisi, one of three brothers sworn to protect each other - and the young lovers - from Deirdre...

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

Playtext

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...

Riders to the Sea

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Maurya's son Michael has been swept out to the sea, the latest of the men in her household to die. While they wait for his body to wash ashore, the last remaining man in the house, Bartley, decides to take a boat to the mainland...

In the Shadow of the Glen

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Dan Burke, it seems, is dead, his body lying on his bed beneath a sheet. His young wife Nora has taken in a Tramp into the house, a man seeking refuge from the cruel weather of the valley in which she lives. They pass pleasantries until...

The Well of the Saints

~playauthor~Written by~ John Millington Synge

Methuen Drama, 1981

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Martin and Mary Doul are blind and homeless tramps. They beg for a living in a village where the locals have taken a perverse pleasure in making the poor unfortunate couple believe that they are the most beautiful, radiant couple that ever...