Brian Friel, Translations

Brian Friel (1929–) was born to a Catholic teacher in Omagh, County Tyrone (Northern Ireland) in 1929. He was educated in Derry, Maynooth, and Belfast, and taught at a number of schools in and around Derry between 1950 and 1960, when he became a full-time writer. He is best known for plays such as Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964), The Loves of Cass McGuire (1966), The Mundy Scheme (1969), Freedom of the City (1973), Translations (1980), Making History (1989), and Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), but has also written short stories, published as Selected Stories (1979) and The Diviner (1983), and translated Chekhov's Three Sisters (1981), as well as adapted Turgenev's Fathers and Sons for the stage (1987). Translations was the first production by Field Day >> note 1.


Information about and synopsis of the play Translations (1980).

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