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Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909


Google Arts & Culture: The Journey of 'The Playboy'

From Google Arts & Culture comes this interactive exhibition about John Millington Synge's controversial 1907 play, The Playboy of the Western World. Set in Western Ireland in the early 1900s, The Playboy tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man who becomes a local hero after he reports to have murdered his father. Despite the play's use of poetic and evocative language, the opening...