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    DescriptionThe action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes 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 of an action which is at first sight purely administrative. Translations is a modern classic. It engages the intellect as well as the heart, and achieves a profound political and philosophical resonance through the detailed examination of individual lives, of particular people in particular place and time." Daily Telegraph "This is Brian Friel's finest play, his most deeply thought and felt, the most deeply involved with Ireland but also the most universal: haunting and hard, lyrical and erudite, bitter and forgiving, both praise and lament." Sunday Times


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    Title
    Translations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Friel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571117420
    ISBN 10: 0571117422
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 822.914
    DC22: 822.914
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 630
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    DC22: 822/.914
    B&T Approval Code: A25833000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000, JNF029010
    LC classification: PR6056.R5 T7 1981, PR6056.R5
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Plays
    Publication date
    16 March 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Brian Friel was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, in 1929. His plays include Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Translations, Faith Healer, Making History and Dancing at Lughnasa.
    Review quote
    ""Translations" is a modern classic. It engages the intellect as well as the heart, and achieves a profound political and philosophical resonance through the detailed examination of individual lives, of particular people in particular place and time."--"Daily Telegraph""This is Brian Friel's finest play, his most deeply thought and felt, the most deeply involved with Ireland but also the most universal: haunting and hard, lyrical and erudite, bitter and forgiving, both praise and lament."--"Sunday Times"