The Playboy of the Western World (Annotated) by John Millington Synge

The Playboy of the Western World (Annotated)

byJohn Millington Synge

Kobo ebook | April 23, 2015

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The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act drama written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge and first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on 26 January 1907.  It is set in Michael James Flaherty's public house in County Mayo (on the west coast of Ireland) during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father. The locals are more interested in vicariously enjoying his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed, and in fact, Christy's tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the daughter of Flaherty. The play is best known for its use of poetic, evocative language as Synge celebrates the lyrical speech of the peasant Irish.
This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents.  This version is also annotated, with additional information about the play and the author, such as an overview, characters, synopsis, information about The Playboy riots, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.

Title:The Playboy of the Western World (Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 23, 2015Publisher:Bronson Tweed PublishingLanguage:English

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