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Three Castles Burning

Apr 25, 2022

"In writing The Playboy of the Western World, as in my other plays, I have used one or two words only that I have not heard among the country people of Ireland, or spoken in my own nursery before I could read the newspapers."

Why did Synge's masterpiece cause such trouble in the Dublin of 1907, and was it really a 'riot' or something else?