The Wild West in the Black North

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A critical overview of Synge's masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, examining how the romantic representation of the wild west of Ireland where the tale end of an ancient oral culture had survived and thrived to provide a vital bulwark against what W.B. Yeats excoriated as the "filthy modern tide" of modernity.
Original languageEnglish
TypeProgramme Note for the Lyric Theatre's production of The PLayboy of the Western World
Media of outputProgramme Note
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • irish theatre
  • Synge
  • Playboy of the Western World
  • Irish Revival


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