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The Playboy of the Western World (Unabridged)

By: J.M. Synge
Narrated by: Orson Bean, Alley Mills, Full Cast
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Summary

Orson Bean and Alley Mills star in the story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his father. Riots greeted the first performance of this 1907 comic masterpiece of the Irish Literary Renaissance. L.A. Theatre Works reprises the Pacific Resident Theatre's acclaimed production.
(P)2000 L.A. Theatre Works

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"This production is a delight. Synge is difficult for American audiences because he writes in Irish dialect. However, this cast, led by Orson Bean and Alley Mills, delivers every line of Synge's poetic script clearly." ( AudioFile)

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Terrible accents

Couldn’t finish this due to the appalling attempt at Irish accents. I downloaded the Cyril Cusack one instead

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