Deirdre of the Sorrows

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John Millington Synge's masterpiece, last seen in Chicago 100 years ago, is a classic tale of romance and treachery. Deirdre since birth has been promised in wedlock to the King of Ulster because her incomparable beauty was foretold in prophecy. But when she comes of age, she rejects the arranged marriage and flees with her lover, the King’s fierce rival warrior Naisi. In doing so, she tempts war among her people, also foretold in prophecy.