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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Yeats to the writer John M. Synge: "Go to the Aran Islands and find a life that has never been exposed in literature." Synge, who had been living in Paris and in the view of Yeats disconnected from his literary roots, took his advice, and his 1907 book "The Aran Islands" recounts his experiences among the Gaelic-speaking fishermen and farmers.
THE STORY: Molly Allwood, a young Irish actress living in Dublin, is engaged to John M. Synge, the playwright of The Playboy of the Western World, when he dies prematurely from Hodgkin's disease.
The Abbey Theatre soon became (and remained for the next thirty years) a storm center, the result of the brilliant but, at the time, controversial plays of Yeats, John M. Synge, and Sean O'Casey.