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Three Sisters (Friel) - Full Length Play

Three Sisters (Friel)

Anton Chekhov, Brian Friel

Full Length Play

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780822217497

Olga, Masha and Irina, army daughters, posted in a backwater, long to …

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Olga, Masha and Irina, army daughters, posted in a backwater, long to get to Moscow where, they imagine, their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. They fall in love, try to engage with the local people, remember happier times. It is a story of desire and frustration. With a cast of fourteen, this is a play that is large in its scope and reach.
"Friel has translated Chekhov in a way that we might expect from the author of Translations—he has brought about a profound shift in the relationship of the words to the characters who speak them and to the audience who hears them." —Fintan O'Toole. "Friel has succeeded admirably with a script that is more literate, more touching, more luminous and more enjoyable than the more academic versions that have gone before." —Irish Times.


9m, 5f


Brian Friel

Brian Friel (1929-2015) largely considered modern Ireland's leading playwright, was born to a schoolmaster and a postmistress. After working as a teacher in Derry for ten years, he married Anne Morrison and moved to Donegal to begin writing in earnest. His first significant theatrical success was Philadelphia, Here I Come, which debuted to rave reviews at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964. He ... view full profile

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