Philadelphia, Here I Come!
By (author) Brian Friel
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Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel
Book DescriptionFed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and the humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia. Now, on the eve of his departure, he is not happy to be leaving Ballybeg. With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571085866
(198mm x 126mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 29-May-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Friel
Brian Friel: Collected Plays, Paperback (November 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)
Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy.
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 County Tyrone in 1929. He died in County Donegal on 2 October 2015.
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