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John Millington Synge began publishing early in the twentieth century under the influence of the Irish revival. During his short life he wrote several plays that have remained in the repertoire, while his study of the Aran Islands (a blend of travel writing, folklore, and cultural antholopology) has been equally durable and influential.
16 April 1871 JMS, Irish dramatist, was born in Rathfarnham, a suburb of Dublin in Ireland. He was the youngest child among five.  Bibliographic Citation link.
26 January 1907 JMS's most controversial play, The Playboy of the Western World, premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, starring May Craig. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 March 1909 JMS, Irish dramatist, died of lymphoma in Dublin before his thirty-eighth birthday. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 January 1910 JMS's final three-act play, Deirdre of the Sorrows, which he worked and reworked but left unfinished, was staged at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Bibliographic Citation link.
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