Synopsis

John Millington Synge's classic work set in Mayo. A mysterious traveller, Christy Mahon, arrives in the village believing he has killed his father. He is looked upon as a hero by the locals and falls in love with one of them, Pegeen Mike, who agrees to marry him. But when Christy's 'murdered' father appears on the scene, Christy's fortune takes a downturn with comic and tragic result. The Playboy of the Western World is, undoubtedly, Synge's masterpiece. It was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1907 and provoked an immediate riot and continuing controversy. This edition of the play is introduced by renowned Kerry actor Éamonn Keane whose interpretation of the role of Christy Mahon ranks him with the greatest actors to have played this part.

Book information

ISBN: 9780853424062
Publisher: Mercier Press
Imprint: Mercier Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 822.912
DEWEY edition: 18
Number of pages: 73
Weight: 78g
Height: 178mm
Width: 111mm
Spine width: 9mm