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    • The Aran Islands

    • By: J. M. Synge
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A glimpse of civilization's primitive past

    • By Dan Harlow on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Playboy of the Western World

    • By: J. M. Synge
    • Narrated by: Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By NYC Amazon buyer on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Playboy of the Western World

    • By: J.M. Synge
    • Narrated by: Orson Bean, Alley Mills, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    Regular price: $6.95