The Playboy of the Western World


ISBN: 9781854592101
Author: J.M. Synge
Publication Date: 12/01/1997
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.

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Synge’s best known play, the occasion of riots in Dublin when it opened at the Abbey Theatre in 1907.

A stranger, Christy Mahon, arrives in a village bar in the West of Ireland claiming to have killed his father. The locals are impressed – some can even directly relate to the deed – and Christy is lauded as a folk hero. He can’t believe his luck, and confidently pursues the affections of the barmaid Pegeen, until the arrival of his not-so-dead father takes the winds out of Christy’s sails…

Introduced by Margaret Llewllyn Jones.

The Playboy of the Western World is a set text for CCEA Drama GCSE.

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