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Playboys of the Western World   Production Histories Essays on the performance of 'The Playboy of the Western World'.

Playboys of the Western World - Production Histories

Edited by : Adrian Frazier

Publication Date 1st, September, 2004

ISBN 1-904505-06-6

Cost 25.00

'The book is remarkably well-focused: half is a series of production histories of Playboy performances through the twentieth century in the UK, Northern Ireland, the USA, and Ireland. The remainder focuses on one contemporary performance, that of Druid Theatre, as directed by Garry Hynes. The various contemporary social issues that are addressed in relation to Synge's play and this performance of it give the volume an additional interest: it shows how the arts matter.' - Kevin Barry

 

Contributors: Ophelia Byrne, Leila Doolan, Adrian Frazier, Nicholas Grene, John P. Harrington, Garry Hynes, Mary C. King, Bill (W.J.) McCormack, Lionel Pilkington, Paige Reynolds 

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Playboys of the Western World - Production Histories

Reviewed by : Chris Morash, NUI Maynooth

'It is international in scope, contains contributions from at least three of the world's leading authorities on Synge as well as contributions from major theatre practitioners. It possesses an admirable coherence as a volume, with all contributors sticking closely to the agenda, and engaging in genuine dialogue with one another'.

 

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