Brian Friel

Brian Friel was born in Omagh, County Tyrone (Northern Ireland) in 1929. He received his college education in Derry, Maynooth and Belfast and taught at various schools in and around Derry from 1950 to 1960. He is the author of many plays that have taken their place in the canon of Irish Literature, including Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964), Lovers (1967), Translations (1980), The Communication Cord (1982), and Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). In 1980 he founded the touring theatre company, Field Day, with Stephen Rea.


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Three Plays After

Brian Friel
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Brian Friel explores the most Chekhovian of themes in his three new works inspired by the great Russian dramatist: the absurd realm which lies between...


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Brian Friel: Plays 2

Brian Friel; Introduction by Christopher Murray
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Plays Two: Dancing at Lughnasa Fathers and Sons Making History Wonderful Tennessee Molly Sweeney Introduced by Christopher Murray, this second...


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Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel
Faber and Faber, Inc.

It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages...


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Translations

Brian Friel
Faber and Faber, Inc.

The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field...


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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Brian Friel
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and his humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated...


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