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The Well of the Saints. A Play in Three Acts
sp;- London - A. H. Bullen - Dublin - The Abbey Theatre, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsomely rebound copy of Synge's play, with original pictorial paper wraps bound in. The Well of the Saints is a three-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National Theatre Society in February, 1905. It is set in the rural east of Ireland two or more centuries ago. First edition. 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. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre. Although he came from an Anglo-Irish background, Synge's writings are mainly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland and with what he saw as the essential paganism of their world view. This play is volume one of 'The Abbey Theatre Series'. The Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland, is a theatre located in Dublin, Ireland. The Abbey first opened its doors to the public on 27 December 1904. Despite losing its original building to a fire in 1951, it has remained active to the present day. Synge's plays helped set the Abbey house style for the following four decades. The stylised realism of his writing was reflected in the training given at the theatre's school of acting, and plays of peasant life were the main staple of the repertoire until the end of the 1950s. Bound by Greuzevault, with binder's stamp to front pastedown. Condition: In an armorial full morocco binding with original paper wraps bound in. Externally, in a excellent condition with only very slight marks to rear boards and some staining to rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark to pages. Overall: NEAR FINE.
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