Philadelphia, Here I Come
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Philadelphia, Here I Come

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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 and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia. Now, on the eve of his departure, he is not happy to be leaving Ballybeg.

With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 6mm | 93g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571085865
  • 9780571085866
  • 5,413

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Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and his humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia. Now, on the eve of his departure, he is not happy to be leaving Ballybeg. With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama.
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"Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today." --Daily Telegraph

"Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel." --Peter Brooke Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today. Daily Telegraph

Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel. Peter Brooke

" Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today. "Daily Telegraph"

Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel. "Peter Brooke"" "Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today." --"Daily Telegraph"
"Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel." --Peter Brooke
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About Brian Friel

Brian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929. He died in County Donegal on 2 October 2015.
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2 8% (62)
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