Druid's production of Riders to the Sea is available online for free
This Good Friday, Druid and Wildfire Films have made the 2005 production of Riders to the Sea by JM Synge, directed by Garry Hynes, available online for free.
'Michael has a clean burial in the far north, by the grace of the almighty God. Bartley will have a fine coffin out of the white boards, and a deep grave surely. What more can we want than that? No man all can be living for ever, and we must be satisfied.'
- J.M. Synge, Riders of the Sea
A one-act tragedy, Riders to the Sea is set on the Aran Island, Inishmaan, and like all of Synge's plays it is noted for capturing the poetic dialogue of rural Ireland. The plot is based not on the traditional conflict of human wills but on the hopeless struggle of a people against the impersonal but relentless cruelty of the sea.
In 2005, Druid presented the first ever staging of John Millington Synge's entire theatrical canon. Directed by Garry Hynes, DruidSynge was performed as a series of plays on consecutive days or as a really special festival experience of all six plays on the same day.
Druid’s Riders to the Sea is now available via https://vimeo.com/405785623
Druid's The Playboy of the Western World is also available online via https://vimeo.com/401020599