|Christy. It’s Pegeen I’m seeking only, and what’d I care if you brought me a drift of chosen females, standing in their shifts itself, maybe, from this place to the Eastern World?
The Playboy of the Western World
A Comedy in Three Acts
|First produced in 1907, this play sent shock waves through the dramatic world, pushing the limits of decency and stoking an already red-hot nationalistic fire. Though met with near instant rioting and controversy, it is now considered a masterpiece of poetic drama.
|BOSTON: J.W. LUCE, 1911
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000