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The Tinker's Wedding: A Comedy in Two Acts

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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger PublishingA AcentsAcentsa A-Acentsa Acentss Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting th ...more
Paperback, 54 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing Company (first published 1911)
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Molly
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: college, 2008
Sarah convinces Michael to marry her by threatening to run off with another man. She accosts a local priest and convinces him to wed them for ten shillings in a tin can. Michael"s drunk mother steals the can. Michael and Sarah go to the church to be married, but the priest refuses. Sarah protests and a fight breaks out that ends with the priest tied in a sack. They free him after he promises not to send the police.

This is a very funny but also very strange play. You can see the influence of J.M
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Kay
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays
A comedy by Synge...wasn't crazy about this one. Two tinkers want to get married - his mother and the priest get in the way. It didn't read as especially funny.
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Edmund John Millington Synge (pronounced /sɪŋ/) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore. He was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for the play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots during its opening run at the Abbey theatre. Synge wrote many well known plays, including "Riders to the Sea", which is often considered to be his ...more
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