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Communication Cord - Full Length Play, Comedy

Communication Cord

Brian Friel

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9781852350369

"A sense of place is one of the great gifts Brian Friel brings to playwrighting...in The Communication Cord he marries that gift to his own sense of the absurd." - London Times

"The moving sentiment of Translations

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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The setting of the first farce by the author of the celebrated Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Translations is a remote Donegal peasant cottage which has been converted into a weekend retreat for members of the urban elite. The traditional elements of the genre combine with a satiric vision to produce a result which is at once hilarious and biting.
"A sense of place is one of the great gifts Brian Friel brings to playwrighting...in The Communication Cord he marries that gift to his own sense of the absurd." - London Times

"The moving sentiment of Translations is here exploded...as a symptom of the tourist in his own landscape mentality." - London Financial Times

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4m, 4f

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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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