John Millington Synge

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Noun1.John Millington Synge - Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
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1907: "Foul language" caused a riot in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on the first night of JM Synge's The Playboy Of The Western World.
Which play by JM Synge caused riots in Dublin when it was first performed in 1907?
6 A Tall Tale The Royal Welsh College's Richard Burton Company present The Playboy of the Western World, by JM Synge, at Theatr Clwyd on Friday and Saturday, at 2.45pm & 7.45pm.
"McDonagh embraces the great Irish tradition of rich storytelling in this masterpiece, seamlessly weaving sentimentality and savagery into an inherent Gaelic charm -- a modern day JM Synge," said producer Padraig Downey, the founder of Danu and director of the theatre group's past three productions.
She said: "James Ellis was a remarkable talent and became a household favourite through his portrayal of Bert Lynch in the police series Z-Cars over many years." Equally at home on both stage and screen James began his acting career at home in Belfast with the Ulster Group Theatre where, amongst other roles, he starred as Christy Mahon in JM Synge's Playboy Of The Western World.
Summary: JM Synge is not a name to send a modern aesthete into ecstasy, but in the days when English literature was taught in schools and colleges, rather than merely English, his plays were a standard text.