Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price
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.