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Brian Friel: Plays 3: Three Sisters; a Month in the Country; Uncle Vanya; the Yalta Game; the Bear; Afterplay; Performances; the Home Place; Hedda Gabler

Friel, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0571309860 / ISBN 13: 9780571309863
Published by Faber & Faber Plays
New Condition: New Soft cover
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Contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janacek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. Num Pages: 736 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 46. Weight in Grams: 552. . 2014. Main. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780571309863

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Title: Brian Friel: Plays 3: Three Sisters; a Month...

Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janacek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances. "A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning...for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play." (Sunday Times The Home Place). "A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov...Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership." (Guardian Hedda Gabler). "Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another...neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger. " (The Irish Times).

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Brian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929. He died in County Donegal on 2 October 2015.

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