Autobiographies Setting & Symbolism

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Deidre of the Sorrows

Deidre of the Sorrows was the final play John Synge wrote. The third act contained many references to death.

Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World was a play about patricide that was written by Synge. Playboy was such a controversial play that its first performance at the Abby Theatre resulted in riots. Yeats would reprimand the rioters and the press would later express such a high opinion of the play that it was soon recognized for its genius.

Countess Cathleen

Countess Cathleen was a play Yeats wrote early in his career that inspired his desire to build a theatre company. It was Countess Cathleen Yeats saw performed when he was in Sweden to receive his Nobel Prize.

The Russia

The Russia was a ship Yeats' grandfather captained during his career. An ornament...

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