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John Millington Synge

(1871—1909) playwright

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Well of the Saints

Well of the Saints  

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(1905), a play by J. M. Synge. Set in Co. Wicklow, it tells of a blind couple whose sight is restored by a travelling ‘saint’.
In the Shadow of the Glen

In the Shadow of the Glen  

(1903), a play by J. M. Synge. Nora Burke is married to an old farmer in Co. Wicklow who shams death to catch her making marriage plans with a young ...
Aran Islands

Aran Islands  

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(1907), a travel work in four books by J. M. Synge, written as a chapter of contemplative autobiography; it arose from W. B. Yeats's advice that Synge should live on ...
Tinker's Wedding

Tinker's Wedding  

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(1909), a comedy by J. M. Synge, set in Wicklow. It received its first production in London in 1909, W. B. Yeats having decided not to present it at the ...
Riders to the Sea

Riders to the Sea  

A: J. M. Synge Pf: 1904, Dublin Pb: 1905 G: Trag. in 1 act S: Cottage on an island off the west of Ireland, 1900s C: 1m, 3f, extrasNora brings her sister a bundle of clothes taken off a drowned man ...
Deirdre of the Sorrows

Deirdre of the Sorrows  

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1 Opera by Karl Rankl, based on Synge's play, which won Fest. of Britain prize, 1951, but was not prod.2 Lyric drama in 1 act by John J. Becker (1945).
Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World  

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A comedy by Synge, performed and published 1907.Christy Mahon, ‘a slight young man, very tired and frightened’, arrives at a village in Mayo. He gives out that he is a fugitive from justice, who has ...

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