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Hedda Gabler

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Brian Friel

Translated by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Brian Friel ~playauthor~Translated by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2008

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel's version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in September 2008, to celebrate the theatre's birthday, eighty years after the Gate's inaugural production of Ibsen's Peer Gynt....

The Bear (after Chekhov)

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Elena Popova, a young and attractive widow, has immersed herself in the role of mourning for her once philandering late husband. Luka, her frail and ancient man-servant, tries in vain to snap her out of it. Then Smirnov barges in....

The Home Place

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2005

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (4), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore, his son David and their housekeeper Margaret, the woman with whom they are both in love, live at The Lodge in Ballybeg. But in this era of unrest at the dawn of Home Rule, their seemingly...

Translations

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English. In examining the effects of this operation on the lives of a small group, Brian Friel skilfully reveals the far-reaching personal and cultural effects...

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (14), Female (3), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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... Philadelphia, Here I Come! premiered in September 1964 at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama....

Faith Healer

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...An acknowledged masterpieces, Faith Healer weaves together the stories of a travelling healer, his wife and his manager. From their different versions of the healer's performances and a terrible event at the centre of the drama, Friel...

Living Quarters

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Drawing on the Greek myth of Hippolytus, Living Quarters concerns an Irish army officer who becomes a national hero, and explores the effects this has on his relationship with his family. Living...

Dancing at Lughnasa

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... 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...

Performances

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2005

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...This enthralling play considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leoš Janácek, the passion he felt for a married woman nearly forty years his junior, and his final surge of creative energy...

Afterplay

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...1920s Moscow, a small run-down café. Uncle Vanya's niece, Sonya Serebriakova, now in her forties, is the only customer. Until the arrival of Andrey Prozorov, the put-upon brother from Three Sisters...