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Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel

Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573017421

Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel

Premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, this multi-award-winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of County Donegal in 1936.

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - Composite set: a kitchen and garden

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Premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, this multi-award-winning play is about five impoverished spinster sisters in a remote part of County Donegal in 1936. With them live Michael, seven-year-old son of the youngest sister, and Jack, the'sisters' elder brother, a missionary priest newly returned from Africa. The even's of that summer are narrated in recall by the adult Michael, unfolding a tender study of these women's lives.
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3m, 5f

M3 (30s, 53) F5 (26, 30s)
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Brian Friel

Brian Friel (1929-2015) largely considered modern Ireland's leading playwright, was born to a schoolmaster and a postmistress. After working as a teacher in Derry for ten years, he married Anne Morrison and moved to Donegal to begin writing in earnest. His first significant theatrical success was Philadelphia, Here I Come, which debuted to rave reviews at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964. He ... view full profile

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