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Brian Friel Plays 2 includes Dancing at Lughnasa, Fathers and Sons, Making History, Wonderful Tennessee and Molly Sweeney.

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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.

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"Dancing at Lughnasa"
"The play, brilliantly constructed, is the best Friel has yet written."--"Observer"
"Fathers and Sons" (after Turgenev)
"A delicately written play that subtly alters the emphasis of Turgenev's book in the light of modern experience."--"Guardian"
"Making History"
"This is Friel's most accomplished and important play since "Translations..."It has the same suppleness of argument and beauty of writing."--"Financial Times"
"Wonderful Tennessee"
"Friel is a master...The play is a brilliantly notated fugue of laughter and lament."--"New Yorker"
"Molly Sweeney"
"A dramatic poem of cumulative power and irresistible poignancy."--"Observer"
"Of all the contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel..."Molly Sweeney "is magnificent, and I read it with great joy."--Peter Brook
"Once again, Friel has achieved a masterpiece."--"Independent on Sunday"

The play, brilliantly constructed, is the best Friel has yet written. "Observer on Dancing at Lughnasa" A delicately written play that subtly alters the emphasis of Turgenev's book in the light of modern experience. "Guardian on Fathers and Sons (after Turgenev)" This is Friel's most accomplished and important play since "Translations..."It has the same suppleness of argument and beauty of writing. "Financial Times on Making History" Friel is a master...The play is a brilliantly notated fugue of laughter and lament. "New Yorker on Wonderful Tennessee" A dramatic poem of cumulative power and irresistible poignancy. "Observer on Molly Sweeney" Of all the contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel..."Molly Sweeney "is magnificent, and I read it with great joy. "Peter Brook on Molly Sweeney" Once again, Friel has achieved a masterpiece. "Independent on Sunday on Molly Sweeney""


"The play, brilliantly constructed, is the best Friel has yet written." --Observer on Dancing at Lughnasa"A delicately written play that subtly alters the emphasis of Turgenev's book in the light of modern experience." --Guardian on Fathers and Sons (after Turgenev)"This is Friel's most accomplished and important play since Translations...It has the same suppleness of argument and beauty of writing." --Financial Times on Making History"Friel is a master...The play is a brilliantly notated fugue of laughter and lament." --New Yorker on Wonderful Tennessee"A dramatic poem of cumulative power and irresistible poignancy." --Observer on Molly Sweeney"Of all the contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel...Molly Sweeney is magnificent, and I read it with great joy." --Peter Brook on Molly Sweeney"Once again, Friel has achieved a masterpiece." --Independent on Sunday on Molly Sweeney

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