June Irish Play Study Group – “The Playboy of the Western World” by J.M. Synge
This monthly gathering offers an opportunity for fans of Irish theatre in our community to read, enjoy and deliberate the beloved work of some of Ireland’s most iconic playwrights.
Hosted by actress and theatre practitioner, Brigid Shine, the group will tackle a new play each month, selecting scenes to study and read aloud before discussing the play as a while, its language, themes, characters and impact on Irish culture, both in the time it first hit the stage and what it has to offer audiences today.
This months text – “The Playboy of the Western World” by J.M. Synge
The Playboy of the Western World, comedy in three acts, published and produced in 1907. It is a masterpiece of the Irish literary renaissance. This most famous of Synge’s works fused the patois of ordinary Irish villagers with Synge’s sophisticated rhetoric. It enraged Irish playgoers with its satire of Irish braggadocio. The play follows the mercurial rise and fall of the character Christy Mahon, whose self-reported murder of his father earns him much admiration until his father shows up alive and in pursuit of his cowardly son.
Please email [email protected] to book your place.
7:30pm - 8:30pm