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The Playboy of the Western World

J. M. Synge

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .CHRISTY — [loudly, scandalized.] — Do you take me for a slaughter-boy?

PEGEEN. You never hanged him, the way Jimmy Farrell hanged his dog from the license, and had it screeching and wriggling three hours at the butt of a string, and himself swearing it was a dead dog, and the peelers swearing it had life?

CHRISTY. I did not then. I just riz the loy and let fall the edge of it on the ridge of his skull, and he went down at my feet like an empty sack, and never let a grunt or groan from him at all.

MICHAEL — [making a sign to Pegeen to fill Christy's glass.] — And what way weren't you hanged, mister? Did you bury him then?

CHRISTY — [considering.] Aye. I buried him then. Wasn't I digging spuds in the field?

MICHAEL. And the peelers never followed after you the eleven days that you're out?

CHRISTY — [shaking his head.] — Never a one of them, and I walking forward faci. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I read this play in anticipation of seeing it performed at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon. I do not speak more than a dozen or so words of Portuguese (Obrigada, cafe com leite, vegetariano, etc.), so I needed the head start. Unfortunately, I am not able to comment on the dramaturgical com

خیلی حیفه که این نمایشنامه انقدر مهجور افتاده این گوشه داره خاک میخوره. هیچکی از کسایی که میشناسمشون تو این فضا، نخوندتش.

«خالی بند دنیای غرب» رو از مقدمه حمید احیا برای نمایشنامه «ملکه‌ی زیبایی لی‌نین» شناختم. گویا «جان میلینگتُن سینگ» جد ادبیات نمایشی مدرن ایرلنده بوده و در واقع، تئاتر مدرن ایرلند

This was quite a strange play. I think I rather enjoyed it but I wasn't expecting it to go in the directions it does. Possibly one I'd enjoy more on stage.

Playful and wonderfully irreverent, I can honestly understand why it would have been despised by certain audiences when it was published. Its central focus of a young man who is praised by a community for allegedly killing his father with a shovel is certainly one that would have been looked upon wi

How can I help but love Ireland? For example, how can you not love a nation that values both popular theater and “Irish womanhood” so highly that a new comedy—with “scandalous” depictions of Irish women--can cause a riot? And, no, I don’t mean a “laugh riot.” I mean a real honest-to-Jesus in-the-the

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