In the summer of 2005, Druid Theatre Company presented the first ever staging of John Millington Synge's entire theatrical canon. This ambitious collective presentation of all six plays in the same day fulfilled a long-term artistic commitment by Druid's artistic director Garry Hynes to re-evaluate and re-engage with one of Ireland's dramatic giants. This mammoth project was filmed live by Wildfire during production and is showcased in a must-have collection.
The DruidSynge DVD box set is a beautiful showcase of the staging of all six of J.M. Synge's plays. It includes Mighty Talk, a behind the scenes documentary about the production, Playboys And Rebels, which examines the controversy surrounding the 1907 premiere staging of Playboy at The Abbey Theatre, and an In-Conversation piece between Garry Hynes and Ann Saddlemeyer (world leading Synge expert) at the Synge Summer School in 2007
For further information on DruidSynge, click here
To purchase a copy of the DVD, click here
Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Board for RTE
"To put it simply: DruidSynge Garry Hynes' production of all six of John Millington Synge's plays together on the same day, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Irish theatre"
"A massive project and a beautifully executed one"
|Screen Director||Rónán Fox|
|Stage Director||Garry Hynes|
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|DruidSynge||Tuesday, April 19, 2011|