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  • The Aran Islands | J. M. Synge

    The Aran Islands

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. M. Synge
    • Narrated By Donal Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    J.M. Synge, one of the greatest English language playwrites of the 20th century, immortalized the Aran Islands and its people with vivid written portraits that are among the greatest in modern literature. Synge’s vibrant language and earthy themes breathtakingly capture the folklore and way of life that has since perished on these remote northern islands.

    Dan Harlow says: "A glimpse of civilization's primitive past"
  • The Playboy of the Western World | J.M. Synge

    The Playboy of the Western World

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By J.M. Synge
    • Narrated By Orson Bean, Alley Mills, Full Cast
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    Orson Bean and Alley Mills star in the story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his father. Riots greeted the first performance of this 1907 comic masterpiece of the Irish Literary Renaissance. L.A. Theatre Works reprises the Pacific Resident Theatre's acclaimed production.

  • The Playboy of the Western World | J. M. Synge

    The Playboy of the Western World

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By J. M. Synge
    • Narrated By Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna
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    One of the best-known Irish playwrights, John Millington Synge premiered The Playboy of the Western World in 1907. It immediately provoked controversy, eventually resulting in the infamous "Playboy" riots. It has been recorded and adapted many times, but this timeless recording stars the Irish actors who made it a classic, including Siobhan McKenna and Cyril Cusack.

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