Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa

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By (author) Brian Friel

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 193mm x 8mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 30 December 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571144799
  • ISBN 13: 9780571144792
  • Sales rank: 29,041

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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 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 landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.

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Brian Friel was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, in 1929. His plays include Philadelphia, Here I Come!,Translations, Faith Healer, Making History, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Home Place.

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"There is no doubting we are in the thrall of as masterly a dramatist as the theatre possesses." --"The Times"

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It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside of the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sister, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six to forty. Braian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are nonetheless a part.