Dancing at Lughnasa
By (author) Brian Friel
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Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Book DescriptionIt 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 ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after 25 years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister. In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571144792
(198mm x 126mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 21-May-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Brian Friel: Collected Plays, Paperback (December 2016)
A fifth collection containing: Uncle Vanya (after Chekhov) (1998); The Yalta Game (after Chekhov) (2001); The Bear (after Chekhov) (2002); Afterplay (after 2002); Performances (2003); The Home Place (2005); and, Hedda Gabler (after Ibsen) (2005).
Faith Healer, Paperback (July 2016)
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Brian Friel: Plays 3, Paperback (February 2014)
Contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janacek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule.
Hedda Gabler, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Brian Friel
Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect.
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Author Biography - Brian Friel
Brian Friel was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, in 1929. His plays include Philadelphia, Here I Come!,Translations, Faith Healer, Making History, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Home Place.
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