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Nicholas Grene

Synge of Paris : photographer, traveller, dramatist

In one of his first published Aran essays, Synge used four of his photographs as illustrations, with the credit 'Synge, Paris'. This is the departure point for Nicholas Grene’s illustrated talk about the way in which Synge’s travels fed into his plays. Grene, who teaches in Trinity College Dublin, is a specialist on modern Irish drama. He is the editor of J. M. Synge, Travelling Ireland: Essays 1898 – 1908, eighteen of which concern the Aran Islands and the west of Ireland.

Image de Synge © Trintiy College Dublin