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The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays

Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen; The Tinker's Wedding; The Well of the Saints; The Playboy of the Western World; Deirdre of the Sorrows. Oxford World's Classics

By (author) J. M. Synge
Edited by Ann Saddlemyer
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 13th Nov 2008
Dimensions: w 129mm h 196mm d 15mm
Weight: 180g
ISBN-10: 0199538050
ISBN-13: 9780199538058
Barcode No: 9780199538058
Synopsis
J M Synge was one of the key dramatists in the flourishing world of Irish literature at the turn of the century. This volume offers all of Synge's plays, which range from racy comedy to stark tragedy, all sharing a memorable lyricism. The introduction sets Synge's work in the context of the Irish literary movement, with special attention to his role as one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre and his work alongside W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. Includes: Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen; The Tinker's Wedding; The Well of the Saints; The Play of the Western World; Deirdre of the Sorrows ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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