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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

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

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...Fed 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...

Living Quarters

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

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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...

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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...A hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal, August 1833. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes...

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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...It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household...
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...The epic sweep of Turgenev’s 19th century literary masterpiece is brought to the stage by one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists. Fathers and Sons captures the ongoing clash of generations and philosophies. Set in a Russian country estate...

Molly Sweeney

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...This version of Molière's Le Misanthrope was first produced by the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic, London, in February 1973...

The Bear (after Chekhov)

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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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....

Faith Healer

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

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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...

The Home Place

Written by

Brian Friel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Friel

Faber and Faber, 2005

Faber Drama

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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...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ This archive recording was captured on 31st July, 2018. What happens when a land is robbed of its language? Brian Friel’s modern classic is a powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship...