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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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Perfection

An astonishing, classic performance of the greatest play Synge wrote. Incredible that this cast has been captured, all of them legends of their time, which was in living memory of Synge himself. If you want to really understand the play, this is a stunning inroad.

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  • 09-19-18

A most accurate and authentic re-enactment.

A most accurate and authentic re-enactment you could not hope for. The accents were very laboriously reconstructed and gave you a vivid sense of the plays intended realism. Listen at your own pleasure.

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  • 10-05-21

Highly recommended.

Strange indeed that a self-confessed murderer would be so well treated, and the murder so recent, but ah... the 'spake' on them is captivating. Will definitely listen to this again several times over.

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  • 06-26-19

A lovely insight into Irish life I’m in 1800’s

I wanted to listen to this book to get a greater sense of society in Ireland in the 1800’s (to complement my ancestry studies). It’s a lovely book and fantastic narration by Cyril Cusack. I’d downloaded the American version first, and the failed accents killed my enthusiasm). A simple but insightful book which I loved listening to!