The Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel
Edited by Anthony Roche
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Cambridge Companion to Brian Friel by Anthony Roche
Book DescriptionBrian Friel is widely recognized as Ireland's greatest living playwright, winning an international reputation through such acclaimed works as Translations (1980) and Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). This 2006 collection of specially commissioned essays includes contributions from leading commentators on Friel's work (including two fellow playwrights) and explores the entire range of his career from his 1964 breakthrough with Philadelphia, Here I Come! to his most recent success in Dublin and London with The Home Place (2005). The essays approach Friel's plays both as literary texts and as performed drama, and provide the perfect introduction for students of both English and Theatre Studies, as well as theatregoers. The collection considers Friel's lesser-known works alongside his more celebrated plays and provides a comprehensive critical survey of his career. This is a comprehensive study of Friel's work, and includes a chronology and further reading suggestions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521666862
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Anthony Roche
Anthony Roche is Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at University College Dublin.
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