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The Playboy of the Western World and Two…

The Playboy of the Western World and Two Other Irish Plays (Penguin…

by William Arthur Armstrong

Other authors: Sean O'Casey (Contributor), J. M. Synge (Contributor), W. B. Yeats (Contributor)

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1st publ. 1892, 1907, 1949 respectively
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O'Casey, SeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This work contains three plays:

The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge;

The Countess Cathleen by W.B. Yeats;

Cock-a-doodle Dandy by Sean O'Casey.

Please do not combine this with any other combination of plays. At the moment, the only identifiable work with this combination is the Penguin 20th century classics edition ISBN 0140188789.
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Riots greeted the first performance of The Playboy of the Western World at Dublin's Abbey Theatre on 26 January 1907. Eggs, potatoes and even a slice of fruit cake were hurled at the actors during subsequent performances, and it seems unlikely that much of the actual play could have been heard in the uproar. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, with the two other plays in this volume, Yeats's The Countess Cathleen (1892) and O'Casey's Cock-a-doodle Dandy (1949), mark vital stages in the rich explosion of Irish drama that first made itself heard at the turn of the century and gathered momentum during the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Civil War.

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