1909 – Death in Dublin of John Millington Synge. The plays of Irish peasant life on which his fame rests are written in the last six years of his life.

John Millington Synge dies at the tragically young age of thirty-seven from cancer. Synge was one of the leading lights of what was known as the Irish Literary Revival and along with Yeats and Lady Gregory was a founding member of the Abbey Theatre. His most famous work is The Playboy of the Western World, […]

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