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The Theatre of Brian Friel: Tradition and Modernity - Critical Companions (Hardback)
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The Theatre of Brian Friel: Tradition and Modernity - Critical Companions (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 24/04/2014
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Brian Friel is Ireland's foremost living playwright, whose work spans fifty years and has won numerous awards, including three Tonys and a Lifetime Achievement Arts Award. Author of twenty-five plays, and whose work is studied at GCSE and A level (UK), and the Leaving Certificate (Ire), besides at undergraduate level, he is regarded as a classic in contemporary drama studies. Christopher Murray offers the definitive guide to Friel's work; both a detailed study of individual plays and an exploration of Friel's dual commitment to tradition and modernity across his oeuvre. Beginning with Friel's 1964 work Philadelphia, Here I Come! it follows a broadly chronological route through the principle plays, including Aristocrats, Faith Healer, Translations, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney and The Home Place. Along the way it considers themes of exile, politics, fathers and sons, belief and ritual, history, memory, gender inequality, and loss, all set against the dialectic of tradition and modernity.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408157343
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 545 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm


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Creative, fertile and fresh. Murray s kind of criticism is best described as classical, representing an exemplary standard within a basically traditional and long-established form or style. As a generalist analysis of Friel s plays and their impact on contemporary theatre, this is the best, most extensive and most up-to-date study so far. Ulf Dantanus, UK, "Nordic Irish Studies"

What sets this monograph apart from others devoted to this key playwright are its many illuminating, nuanced, surprising framings of Friel s plays by other plays from the Irish, English, and European stage. Murray s most provocative insights arise from his imaginative juxtapositions, for example, of "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" and Miller s "Death of a Salesman " Murray s fluency with theater history beyond the twentieth-century Irish stage gives his survey its fl[a]vor and edge I would include [The Theatre of Brian Friel] among the indispensable recent full-length appraisals of this seminal figure of the Irish stag. Brian W. Shaffer, Rhodes College, "English Literature in Transition""


Creative, fertile and fresh. Murray s kind of criticism is best described as classical, representing an exemplary standard within a basically traditional and long-established form or style. As a generalist analysis of Friel s plays and their impact on contemporary theatre, this is the best, most extensive and most up-to-date study so far. Ulf Dantanus, UK, Nordic Irish Studies

What sets this monograph apart from others devoted to this key playwright are its many illuminating, nuanced, surprising framings of Friel s plays by other plays from the Irish, English, and European stage. Murray s most provocative insights arise from his imaginative juxtapositions, for example, of Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Miller s Death of a Salesman Murray s fluency with theater history beyond the twentieth-century Irish stage gives his survey its fl[a]vor and edge I would include [The Theatre of Brian Friel] among the indispensable recent full-length appraisals of this seminal figure of the Irish stag. Brian W. Shaffer, Rhodes College, English Literature in Transition

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"Creative, fertile and fresh. ... Murray's kind of criticism is best described as classical, representing an exemplary standard within a basically traditional and long-established form or style. As a generalist analysis of Friel's plays and their impact on contemporary theatre, this is the best, most extensive and most up-to-date study so far." -Ulf Dantanus, UK, Nordic Irish Studies

"What sets this monograph apart from others devoted to this key playwright are its many illuminating, nuanced, surprising 'framings' of Friel's plays by other plays from the Irish, English, and European stage. Murray's most provocative insights arise from his imaginative juxtapositions, for example, of Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Miller's Death of a Salesman ... Murray's fluency with theater history beyond the twentieth-century Irish stage gives his survey its fl[a]vor and edge ... I would include [The Theatre of Brian Friel] ... among the indispensable recent full-length appraisals of this seminal figure of the Irish stag." - Brian W. Shaffer, Rhodes College, English Literature in Transition

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