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Irish actors Sara Allgood ("Pegeen Mike") and J. M. Kerrigan ("Shawn Keogh"), in the J. M. Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World, Plymouth Theatre, Boston Date	1911 (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Archive, Boston)	 copyright expired (before 1923)

Irish actors Sara Allgood (“Pegeen Mike”) and J. M. Kerrigan (“Shawn Keogh”), in the J. M. Synge’s play The Playboy of the Western World, Plymouth Theatre, Boston
Date 1911 (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Archive, Boston)
copyright expired (before 1923)

http://www.galway.ie/en/media/Gort%20Rural%20District%20Council,%20G01-10.pdf
Gort Rural District Council
Archives Collection
1889 –– 1924
G01/10
‘That we …protest most emphatically against the libelous comedy “The Playboy of the
Western World”, that was belched forth during the past week in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, under the fostering care of Lady Gregory and Mr Yeats. We congratulate the good people of Dublin in howling down the gross buffoonery and immoral suggestions that are scattered throughout this scandalous performance. It is an extraordinary thing that any Christian much less an Irishman should so grossly libel his country, as to suggest that any Irish girl should be found wooing with no trace of modesty a man whose sole claim to affection is that he murdered his father. It is time that we should stop the children of this Union from partaking of the hospitality of Lady Gregory in the future, as a protest against her active participation and co-operation in the libeling of the Irish character’ (p449)

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