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Brian Friel Plays 2

Brian Friel Plays 2

Brian Friel

ISBN: 9780571197101

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Plays Two:
"Dancing at Lughnasa"
"Fathers and Sons"
"Making History"
"Wonderful Tennessee"
"Molly Sweeney"
Introduced by Christopher Murray, this second collection of Brian Friel's plays includes some of his most acclaimed work for the stage.
From the troubled family life of five sisters in 1930s Donegal that is the core of Dancing at Lughnasa (now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep) to the current-day birthday celebration that is the major external event of Wonderful Tennessee, Brian Friel demonstrates his emotional range and empathy for his characters. He evokes not simply the interior landscape of human beings trapped in their domestic situation but the wider landscape-interior and exterior-of which they are a part.

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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