Imatge de l'autor

John Millington Synge (1871–1909)

Autor/a de The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays

106+ obres 2,966 Membres 31 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Synge left for Europe to write poetry. If W. B. Yeats had not discovered him in Paris and persuaded him to return to Ireland and absorb its native traditions, the Irish renaissance might have lost its best playwright. As it was, Synge's poetry of mostra'n més Celtic romanticism was rather more tempered with a European realism than Yeats and his renaissance had anticipated. Yeats sent Synge to the West of Ireland to get to know the peasants there. The result was, in addition to the journal The Aran Islands (1907), two short plays for the Abbey: The Shadow of the Glen (1903), in which a comic resurrection interrupts a widow's marriage bargaining, and Riders to the Sea (1904), about a mother's loss of her last son, a perfect condensed tragedy and probably the finest one-act play. The poorly received The Well of the Saints (1905), whose characters vehemently reject reality for comfortable illusion, offered the Abbey audience a warning of what was to come. This was Synge's masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World (1907), which touched off rioting at the theater. The playboy is Christy Mahon, a lout who becomes a hero among the Mayo peasantry when he boasts he has murdered his father. Satire on Irish romanticism conceals a parable of the poet's development and estrangement from his public. But Dublin nationalists heard only the people slandered, and Dublin prudery heard only the forbidden word "shifts" on Christy's lips. Playboy was the last play Synge saw staged. He died of cancer at age 37, never having completed Deirdre of the Sorrows (1910), his only work in the Celtic legendary mode. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de John Millington Synge

The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays (1960) 716 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Playboy of the Western World (1907) 483 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Aran Islands (1907) 469 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Plays, Poems and Prose (1961) 109 exemplars
Riders to the Sea (1904) 108 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Plays and Poems of J. M. Synge (1968) 69 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Deirdre of the Sorrows (1910) 46 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Well of the Saints (1905) 30 exemplars
The Tinker's Wedding (1907) 23 exemplars
In the Shadow of the Glen (1911) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Four Plays and The Aran Islands (1969) 17 exemplars
Poems and translations (1970) 13 exemplars
In Wicklow and West Kerry (2008) 9 exemplars
The Aran Islands and Connemara (2008) 7 exemplars
The Shadow of the Glen (1903) 7 exemplars
Sachant toute solitude (1995) 5 exemplars
Queens (1986) 4 exemplars
Four plays (1962) 3 exemplars
In West Kerry (1979) 3 exemplars
In Connemara (1979) 3 exemplars
The Aran Islands. Part 3 and 4 (1911) 2 exemplars
Thre 2 exemplars
Lubaner Kreiz Breizh (2000) 1 exemplars
Works 1 exemplars
Three Irish Plays 1 exemplars
Le isole di Aran 1 exemplars
Drammi irlandesi 1 exemplars
Two plays 1 exemplars
Poems and translations (2010) 1 exemplars
Deirdre of the Sorrows (2013) 1 exemplars
Short Plays 1 exemplars
DruidSynge: The Plays of John Millington Synge — Playwright — 1 exemplars
Poetry & Drama 1 exemplars
Irlanda Oyunlari 1 (2003) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions937 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Col·laborador — 326 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Col·laborador — 290 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1970) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
Masterpieces of the Drama (1974) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Great Irish Short Stories (1964) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Five Great Modern Irish Plays (1941) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
The Playboy of the Western World and Two Other Irish Plays (1892) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Genius of the Irish Theater (1962) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural (1992) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Ten Great One Act Plays (1968) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Book of the Sea (1954) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
A Treasury of the Theatre: From Henrik Ibsen to Eugène Ionesco (1963) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
14 great plays (1977) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (2010) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Contemporary Drama: European, English and Irish, American Plays (1941) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
5 Modern English Plays (1966) 7 exemplars
Representative One-Act Plays by British and Irish Authors (2009) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Synge, John Millington
Altres noms
Synge, J.M.
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
Lloc de naixement
Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland
Lloc de defunció
Dublin, Ireland
Llocs de residència
Dublin, Ireland
Aran Islands, Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
director (Abbey Theatre)
Abbey Theatre



I admit, I struggle to see the significance. On the other hand, the writing of the Irish Language is beautiful.
annahuber13 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
This was not at all what I was expecting from the title. I can see that it would be funnier on stage, and the Irish dialect and vocabulary would really support the 'plot', but I mainly found it tiresome. It was also quite predictable, apart from the final twist, which I really didn't see coming.
pgchuis | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Aug 11, 2023 |
Really 3½ stars and 4 stars for the full cast LibriVox recording (the last play in a collection of one act plays found here).

I read this extremely short one act play (contained in the book [b:Five Great Modern Irish Plays|3743896|Five Great Modern Irish Plays|George Jean Nathan||3787724]) while listening to the LibriVox recording. The Irish voices of the cast helped bring the play to life for me. The play itself is very sad, about a woman who loses her last remaining son to an accidental drowning just the day after another son's body has been identified.

This play stands up well to reading (as opposed to seeing a performance).
… (més)
leslie.98 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
spannender irischer Autor, auch dt. Hörspiele
seefrau | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Apr 10, 2022 |



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