Riders to the Sea

Disscuss the settins of "Riders to the sea"

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The play is set during the early days of the twentieth century on the remote Irish Aran island of Inisheer.

The setting is centred on the hearth of the main room of the family's cottage . The cottage is set on a rock which plunges into the sea. Maurya's bedroom, where she is seen sleeping as the audience enters, is located up a few steps within the stage left box of the theatre. Behind the cottage rises the rocky walls of the island containing the fields and the ever present cemetery A stone country path leads away from the front door of the house. A cyclorama, which is lit from blue to orange as the day gradually passes, stretches across the back of the stage.