Playboy of the ancient world? Synge and the classics
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|Title:||Playboy of the ancient world? Synge and the classics||Authors:||Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5562||Date:||Feb-2014||Abstract:||This article examines the relevance of Greek drama to John Millington Synge's The Playboy of the Western World (1907). Synge attended lectures in Paris in 1897/8 and 1902 by Henri d'Arbois de Jubainville comparing the ancient Irish and ancient Greek civilizations, and the article argues that Jubainville's theory of parricide illuminates Synge's celebratory treatment of what is usually regarded as one of the most serious crimes. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the Oedipal dimension of Synge's appropriation of Greek texts in the context of postcolonial theatre studies.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Classical Association of Ireland||Keywords:||Synge; Oedipus Tyrannus; Postcolonial studies; Playboy of the western world||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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