At a glance:
- Author: J. M. Synge
- First Published: 1903
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Time of Work: Late nineteenth century
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy, Folk drama
- Subjects: Family or family life, Suffering, Twentieth century, Nature, Superstition, Rural or country life, Brothers and sisters, Individuality, Islands, Christianity, Death or dying, Ireland or Irish people, Peasantry or peasants, Paganism
- Locales: Europe, Islands, Ireland
Cottage. Island home within sight of the sea that is the home of the play’s main characters. The play’s entire action takes place in a single room that serves as a kitchen, workroom, and storage area. The room is sparsely furnished; its most essential features are its fireplace, a spinning wheel, and its front door. The fireplace provides immediate evidence of the simplicity of the family’s existence; it serves both as a cooking oven and as the cottage’s sole source of heat. The fireplace’s fuel is turf, which is stored in a loft...
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