Title Letters to Molly. John Millington Synge to Maire O'Neill.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Edition 1st.American Edition
Publisher Cambridge. Massachusetts. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 1971
Seller ID 000294
When John Millington Synge and Molly Allgood fell in love, he was thirty-five, she nineteen, Neither knew that he had Hodgkin's disease, of which he was to die in three years. Synge had already achieved recognition as a playwright translations of two of his plays has been performed in Berlin and Prague - and he was codirector, with Yeats and Lady Gregory of the Irish National Theatre Society. Molly had started her acting career the year before, in the newly opened Abbey Theatre, with walk-on parts in Synge's Well of the Saints. Synge and Molly faced disapproval of two widowed mothers, barring an occasional holiday trip or company road tour, they could seldom be alone together, except on secret afternoon meetings for long walks in the country. Hence their hundreds of letters. A very nice book.
IRISH LITERATURE/IRISH LETTERS/IRISH HISTORY.