In Scylla and Charybdis Stephen thinks cryptically of "Cranly's eleven true Wicklowmen to free their sireland.... And one more to hail him: ave, rabbi: the Tinahely twelve. In the shadow of the glen he cooees for them. My soul's youth I gave him, night by night." These reveries recall his lost friendship with Cranly. Stephen's thoughts about his friend are focused by allusions to a play by John Millington Synge, the Irish dramatist who surfaces four more times in this chapter about Shakespeare, and also by an incident in the gospels that undercuts Cranly's patriotism.

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Photograph of George Clancy, John Francis Byrne, and James Joyce, held in the Southern Illinois University Library. Source: Ellmann, James Joyce.

Photograph of a scene from In the Shadow of the Glen performed in March 2009 at the Bank Street Theater in New Milford, Connecticut.
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Detail from The Capture of Christ, a fresco by Cimabue in the upper part of the church of San Francesco in Assisi. Source: www.wga.hu.