The Playboy of the Western World and Other Plays: Riders to the Sea:The Shadow of the Glen:The Tinker's Wedding: The Well of the Saints: The Playboy of the Western World: Deirdre of the Sorrows (Reissue)

ISBN : 9780199538058

J. M. Synge; Ann Saddlemyer
240 Pages
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Nov 2008
Oxford World's Classics


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  • The first critical paperback edition for 30 years

J M Synge was one of the key dramatists in the flourishing world of Irish literature at the turn of the century. This volume offers all of Synge's plays, which range from racy comedy to stark tragedy, all sharing a memorable lyricism.
The introduction sets Synge's work in the context of the Irish literary movement, with special attention to his role as one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre and his work alongside W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory.
Includes: Riders to the Sea; The Shadow of the Glen; The Tinker's Wedding; The Well of the Saints; The Play of the Western World; Deirdre of the Sorrows 


Riders to the Sea
The Shadow of the Glen
The Tinker's Wedding
The Well of the Saints
The Playboy of the Western World
Deirdre of the Sorrows

About the author: 

J. M. Synge
Edited with an introduction by Ann Saddlemyer, Professor of English and Drama and Master of Massey College, University of Toronto
Editor of The Collected Letters of J. M. Synge (OUP, 2 vols, 1983, 1984), Ann Saddlemyer is Professor of English and Drama, and Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

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