Sunday, September 02, 2007

The playboy of the western world

Thanks again to the excellent Wikipedia, for refreshing my memory of a coincidence of TV scheduling from the days of three channels. One night, whilst bored many years ago, I managed to catch a dramatisation of The playboy of the western world by Irish playwright J. M. Synge. (the subject of todays featured wiki). Then, some years later, I was watching another play, which caught my attention after it had been screening for some minutes. I thought I recoginsed the plot, but was bemused to see it set in the West Indies. This turned out to be The Playboy of the West Indies by Trinidadian playwright Mustapha Matura, a Caribbean version of Synge's The Playboy of the Western World. Spooky, eh?


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