J. M. Synge and the Irish Dramatic Movement

J. M. Synge and the Irish Dramatic Movement

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J. M. Synge and the Irish Dramatic Movement

J. M. Synge and the Irish Dramatic Movement

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JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE was born near Dublin in 1871, coming from a family which has long owned land in different parts of Ireland. He died at a private hospital in Dublin, March 24th, 1909. His physical life thus came to an early end. His artistic life, on the other hand--its creative phase at least--was late in beginning. Some four or five years of not exceptionally prolific production were the sum of it.

It was not so much that Synge was abnormally late in finding himself, as that he had the unusual wisdom to bide his time. Thus, although in his travel- sketches and poems he has given us a glimpse of the raw material from which his plays were wrought, he has kept care-

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