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The Well of the Saints

J. M. Synge

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .trusting the holy water with the likes of you?

MOLLY BYRNE. He was afeard to go a far way with the clouds is coming beyond, so he's gone up now through the thick woods to say a prayer at the crosses of Grianan, and he's coming on this road to the church.

TIMMY — [still astonished.] — And he's after leaving the holy water with the two of you? It's a wonder, surely. [Comes down left a little.]

MOLLY BYRNE. The lads told him no person could carry them things through the briars, and steep, slippy-feeling rocks he'll be climbing above, so he looked round then, and gave the water, and his big cloak, and his bell to the two of us, for young girls, says he, are the cleanest holy people you'd see walking the world. [Mary Doul goes near seat.]

MARY DOUL — [sits down, laughing to herself.] — Well, the Saint's a simple fellow, and it's no lie.

MARTIN DOUL — [leaning forward, holding out his hands.] &m. . . Read More

Community Reviews

These were three plays about peasant farces in rural Ireland; Synge spent apparently most of his life living in the remotest Irish villages he could find to fully research this language and way of life. The result is a very lively dialogue style that leads into plausible if pretty comical adventures

In 'Deirdre of the Sorrows', Synge has the eponymous Deirdre claim that 'It is not a small thing to be rid of grey hairs and the loosening of the teeth'. Clearly, for Synge, it's a huge asset, and I finished reading his collection of plays almost relieved for his sake that he died young. He has an a

A rather strange play. Perhaps it needs to be read twice or three times!

The words are the lyrics of life.

This is like reading along with the lyrics. You can hear the words in your own mind. Listen to the music.

Of the three plays, I liked Riders to The Sea the best. It would have probably been four stars if it was by itself. I didn't like the other two plays as much.

Oh wonderful wordplay! Read these lively passages and understand why Synge's work is still in print and why he continues to be regarded as a great Irish playwright. He did not live long and he wrote too little, but he left behind these works. Synge was an educated man from a bourgeois home, but he t

J'ai lu l'adaptation française de Françoise Morvan qui a pour moi excellé à restituer la justesse du travail de J.M. Synge, dans les dialogues, mais aussi dans l'usage de l'argot et du gaélique. J'ai particulièrement apprécié les précisions apportées et le souci du détail de la traductrice, qui nous

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