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J.M. Synge

J.M. Synge

·3.65·8,260 Ratings
“ Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ” ― J. M. Barrie
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  • The Complete Plays

    ·4.05·210 Ratings
    This volume includes the complete texts of all the plays by J.M. Synge. Produced at the Abbey Theater which Synge founded. Represents one of the major dramatic achievements of the 20th century.
  • Riders to the Sea

    ·3.52·1,093 Ratings
    Large Format for easy reading. Although from a middle-class Protestant background, Synge's writings are mainly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which
  • The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays

    ·3.68·155 Ratings
    This volume from one of Ireland's greatest playwrights includes "In the Shadow of the Glen," "Riders to the Sea," and "The Playboy of the Western World."
  • The Playboy of the Western World and Two Other Irish Plays

    ·3.88·152 Ratings
    A murderer becomes the toast of the village as his charm negates his crime. A young countess saves her tenants from starvation, but only by selling her soul to the Devil. The sleepy parish of Nyadnanave sees a vision of a cockerel that dares the inhabitan
  • The Playboy of the Western World

    ·3.58·3,112 Ratings
    Riots greeted the first performance of The Playboy of the Western World at Dublin's Abbey Theatre on 26 January 1907. Eggs, potatoes and even a slice of fruit cake were hurled at the actors during subsequent performances, and it seems unlikely that much o
  • The Playboy of the Western World & Riders to the Sea

    ·3.73·1,167 Ratings
    The plays of John Millington Synge (1871–1909) are filled with the humors, sorrows, and dreams of the country folk of the Aran Islands and the western Irish coastlands, where, in Synge's works, "we have a popular imagination that is fiery and magnificen
  • The Aran Islands

    ·3.81·501 Ratings
    In 1907 J. M. Synge achieved both notoriety and lasting fame with The Playboy of the Western World. The Aran Islands, published in the same year, records his visits to the islands in 1898-1901, when he was gathering the folklore and anecdotes out of which
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