J. M. Synge & the IrishTheatreEmily RobertsHistory of Theatre IIFebruary 21, 2012
J. M. Synge Born Edmund John Millington Synge on April 16, 1871 in Rathfarnham, Ireland Father died of smallpox in 1872 First four years of education at a classical and English school; remainder at home with private tutors 1888, begins studying at Trinity College in Dublin 1889, begins studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music
1892, graduatesfrom Trinity withSecond ClassHonours1895, travels toFrance to study atthe Sorbonne1897, brieflymember ofL’AssociationIrlandaise (Irish League)in Paris1898, first of 5 tripsto Aran Islands
1902, returns to Dublin 1907, first productionand joins Irish National of Playboy of theTheatre Society Western World1903, The Shadow of Synge dies on Marchthe Glen performed in 24, 1909 in DublinDublin The Tinker’s Wedding1904 first produced at His First performance of Majesty’s Theatre in Riders to the Sea London in 1909 The Shadow of the Glen published 1910, Deirdre of the Sorrows first produced Abbey Theatre founded at Abbey Theatre
The AranIslands--- Set of three remote islandsin the Atlantic Ocean off thewest coast of Ireland--- Harsh lifestyle based oncreating a living from theOcean
Images of AranL: Dun Aonghasa fort on Inis MórR: Cliffs of Inis Mór
Works Cited“Aran Islands History: The Man of Aran Film.”The Aran Islands Complete Travel Guide. 17Feb. 2012. <http://www.aranislands.ie/Inis-Oiir/aran-islands-history/the-man-of-aran-film_48.html>.Gerstenberger, Donna. John MillingtonSynge, Rev. Ed. Kinley E. Roby, Ed. Boston:Twayne Publishers, 1990.Jacobus, Lee A. “John Millington Synge.” TheBedford Introduction to Drama, Sixth Ed.Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. Pp. 884-885.