Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Book Review: Synge- A Celebration

SYNGE: A CELEBRATION, Edited by Colm Toíbín. Published by the Carysfort Press in Association with Druid Synge.

In the third volume of Hail and Farewell, published in 1914, George Moore wrote the definitive portrait of John M. Synge. Brief, succinct, deeply moving, it presents the man and his nature, his work and the giant scale of his talent, and then goes on to detail the cruel fate that so overshadowed his life, made him unhappy and surrounded his plays with misfortune. Read More...