Theatre: A crowd-pleaser is always a good Synge

The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, until August 5. Rating: 4/5. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

14th July, 2012
Theatre: A crowd-pleaser is always a good Synge
Amanda Coakley and Muiris Crowley in The Playboy Of The Western World.

The Playboy of the Western World

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When Kenneth Tynan, the great British theatre critic, was asked to review yet another revival of The Playboy of the Western World, he quipped: "It is possible to have too much of a good Synge." We have come a long way since this tragicomedy about Irish peasant life caused riots at its Abbey premiere in 1907, prompting WB Yeats to complain that the country had made a disgrace of itself.

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