Missing voice

ON January 27 last, RTÉ presented three programmes on Synge’s Playboy Of The Western World: Playboy 100: Playboys And Rebels (John Kelly); The Playboy Of The Western World (Garry Hynes and Druid Theatre), and Mighty Talk.

A number of commentators gave their views. I was surprised at the omission of Ulick O’Connor, who wrote his seminal book, Celtic Dawn, on the Irish literary renaissance.

Synge is one of the key figures in this outstanding book and to have failed to have O’Connor on the programme was a serious omission on the part of RTÉ.

John O’Donovan

2 Erne Terrace

Dublin 2.

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