Brian Friel Plays 1

Philadelphia, Here I Come!; The Freedom of the City; Living Quarters; Aristocrats; Faith Healer; Translations

Brian Friel
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A collection of six plays by the Irish playwright, Brian Friel.

With the production of Philadelphia, Here I Come! in 1964, Brian Friel established his claim to be the true heir of such distinguished predecessors as Yeats, Synge, O'Casey and Beckett. Since then his work has consistently demonstrated that his strength is an equal awareness of the conditions of individual lives and the historical and political forces affecting them.

Faith Healer

'The writing is beautiful, supple, rhythmical, charged with the slow, sure throb of despair and enchantment.Brian Friel is the most profound and poetic of contemporary Irish dramatist.' Observer

Translations

'A modern classic. It engages the intellect as well as the heart, and achieves a profound political and philosophical resonance through the detailed examination of individual lives.' Daily Telegraph

The other plays included in this volume are: The Freedom of the City, Living Quarters, and Aristocrats.

Author bio:

Born 9 January 1929, Catholic, in Omagh, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Brian Friel is one of Ireland's most prominent playwrights. In addition to his published plays, he has written short stories; screenplays; film, TV and Radio adaptations of his plays; and several pieces of non-fiction on the role of theatre and the artist.

Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571177677
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 464
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Plays, playscripts