- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (May 12, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486275620
- ISBN-13: 978-0486275628
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea (Dover Thrift Editions)
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On the other hand, it may not be an ideal idea for someone that does not fall into one of those two catagories. The dialectic style is very thick, and at times difficult to understand. "Playboy," an important (and early) Irish peasant drama is beautifully writen, but for a casual reader it would probably come off as a slow read that is not all that entertaining.
Important work from cultural and recent historical perspectives, but these plays are very dated and, as I mentioned, not the most entertaining read.
In Ireland, a young man is on the run for killing his father, and he receives a grand reception in a small town on the west coast; he will become the playboy of the western world, a true cavalier in the old sense of the word, and he will bring the world to its knees, if it so lets him play it.
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The marvelously imaginative and powerful language of rural folk in a rich, classically infused culture, presented by Synge, who claimed never to have written a line he hadn't heard... Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by John R. Bernard