Description - Shadows by John Millington Synge
A collection of three classic Irish one-act plays, as produced on the RSC's highly successful 1998 tour. Richly passionate, poetic and violent, the plays reveal our fascination with death and transendance. Features the plays Riders to the Sea, The Shadow of the Glen and Purgatory, with an introduction by Declan Kiberd.
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Author Biography - John Millington Synge
Edmund John Millington Synge (16 April 1871 - 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured. Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929)