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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Playboy of the Western World

Christy. It’s Pegeen I’m seeking only, and what’d I care if you brought me a drift of chosen females, standing in their shifts itself, maybe, from this place to the Eastern World?
J.M. Synge

The Playboy of the Western World
A Comedy in Three Acts
J.M. Synge
First produced in 1907, this play sent shock waves through the dramatic world, pushing the limits of decency and stoking an already red-hot nationalistic fire. Though met with near instant rioting and controversy, it is now considered a masterpiece of poetic drama.

Dialogue links;

Act One    
Act Two
Act Three