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Brian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929 and worked as a teacher before turning to full-time writing in 1960. His first stage success was in 1964 with Philadelphia, Here I Come, which established his claim as heir to such distinguished predecessors as Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, and Behan. In 1979 he and actor Stephen Rea formed the Field Day Theatre Company, whose first tBrian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929 and worked as a teacher before turning to full-time writing in 1960. His first stage success was in 1964 with Philadelphia, Here I Come, which established his claim as heir to such distinguished predecessors as Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, and Behan. In 1979 he and actor Stephen Rea formed the Field Day Theatre Company, whose first theatrical production was Friel's Translations in 1980. Also included in this selection are The Freedom of the City, set in Londonderry in 1970; Living Quarters, which Desmond MacAvok in the Evening Press called ""one of the most fascinating and, in the end, truly moving evenings. . .in Irish Theatre""; Faith Healer, a metaphoric depiction of the artist and his gift' and Aristocrats, ""as fine and as stimulating and as warm a piece of writing as had appeared on the Irish stage for many years,"" according to David Nowland, the Irish Times....

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ISBN : 9780813206271
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Selected Plays Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-01-16 18:54

    Nobody makes me think like Brian Friel. Faith Healer, in particular, haunts me, as does Translations. But any student of his work will appreciate this collection of plays, both political and philosophical. Just make sure to read up on events he's depicting first, if you're not up to date on Ireland's history and conflicts.

  • Elise Jensen
    2019-01-08 22:56

    Brian Friel's play Translations is one of the best plays I have ever read. I would say it compete's with Long Day's Journey Into Night for my favorite play ever.