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Literary commonplace book, 1904. [32] Public Deposited

Literary commonplace book, 1904. [32]

Alternative title
  • Playboy of the Western World
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 4395
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Date Created
  • 1904
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Abstract
  • IE TCD MS 4395: Literary commonplace book.This is a working notebook, previously numbered 32, in which John Millington Synge entered what is probably the earliest extant version of The Playboy of the Western World. The scenario for 'The Murderer: A Farce' (fol 1r-v) is followed by what was apparently a four-act draft of the play. Unfortunately some 30 pages have been torn out - and the only remaining materials are drafts of Act IV (fols 35v-38v), and of the concluding scene of Act III (fols 39-41) and some passages of dialogue (fols 33, 41v-42, 47).The notebook also includes dialogue for Lady O'Connor (fols 34-35), notes on Mayo - probably from Synge's visit in September 1904 (fols 41v-45v)- and a record of some words and phrases (fol 42v).
Collection title
  • Papers of John Millington Synge
Series title
  • Papers of John Millington Synge: literary papers
Provenance
  • After Synge’s death in 1909 all his papers were inherited by his nephew and literary executor Edward M. Stephens. They were purchased by the Library, in 1969, from Stephens’ widow Lily M. Stephens.
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  • ink
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  • paper (fiber product)
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS4395_001
Source
  • 0063512

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