Brian Friel





Brian Friel


Born
in Omagh, Ireland
February 09, 1929

Died
October 02, 2015

Genre

Influences


Brian Friel is a playwright and, more recently, director of his own works from Ireland who now resides in County Donegal.

Friel was born in Omagh County Tyrone, the son of Patrick "Paddy" Friel, a primary school teacher and later a borough councillor in Derry, and Mary McLoone, postmistress of Glenties, County Donegal (Ulf Dantanus provides the most detail regarding Friel's parents and grandparents, see Books below). He received his education at St. Columb's College in Derry and the seminary at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (1945-48) from which he received his B.A., then he received his teacher's training at St. Mary's Training College in Belfast, 1949-50. He married Anne Morrison in 1954, with whom he has four daughters and one son; they
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Average rating: 3.77 · 8,261 ratings · 360 reviews · 52 distinct works · Similar authors
Translations

3.82 avg rating — 3,701 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Dancing at Lughnasa

3.68 avg rating — 2,781 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

3.78 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1964 — 6 editions
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Faith Healer

4.08 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1980 — 8 editions
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The Freedom of the City

4.04 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Making History

3.10 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Molly Sweeney

3.92 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Lovers: Winners and Losers

3.92 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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Selected Plays

4.22 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Plays 1: Philadelphia, Here...

3.92 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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More books by Brian Friel…
“To remember everything is a form of madness.”
Brian Friel, Translations

“It is not the literal past, the 'facts' of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.”
Brian Friel

“...that it is not the literal past, the 'facts' of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.”
Brian Friel, Translations

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