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John Millington Synge

John Millington SyngeBorn: 16-Apr-1871
Birthplace: Rathfarnham, Ireland
Died: 24-Mar-1909
Location of death: Dublin, Ireland
Cause of death: Cancer - Lymphoma
Remains: Buried, Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Playboy of the Western World

Performances of The Playboy of the Western World caused rioting.


[1] David M. Kiely, John Millington Synge: A Biography (1994). A number of sources erroneously indicate Synge to be an atheist.

Girlfriend: Molly Allgood (engaged to be married 1909)

    University: Trinity College Dublin
    University: Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
    University: Sorbonne

Is the subject of books:
J. M. Synge, 18711909, 1959, BY: David H. Greene and Edward M. Stephens
The Writings of J. M. Synge, 1971, BY: Robin Skelton
The Drama of J.M. Synge, 1985, BY: Mary C. King
John Millington Synge: A Biography, 1994, BY: David M. Kiely
Fool of the Family: A Life of J. M. Synge, 2001, BY: W. J. McCormack

Author of books:
The Aran Islands (1907, travelogue)
Poems and Translations (1909)
In Wicklow and West Kerry (1912)
Collected Works of John Millington Synge (1962-68, anthology, 4 vols.)

Wrote plays:
In the Shadow of the Glen (1903)
Riders to the Sea (1904)
The Well of the Saints (1905)
The Playboy of the Western World (1907)
The Tinker's Wedding (1909)
Deirdre of the Sorrows (1910)



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