Friel, Brian

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1929-01-09
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

Brain Friel, playwright.

From the description of Dancing at Lughnasa : typescript. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571424

Brian Friel was born Bernard Patrick Friel on January 9 or 10, 1929, in Omagh, County Tyrone, in northern Ireland. His family moved to Derry in 1939, where Friel attended the Long Tower School and, later, St. Columb's College. He then went to the National Seminary at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth before leaving in 1949 to attend a post-graduate teaching course at St. Joseph's Teacher Training College in Belfast. Friel began teaching in Derry in 1950 and retired ten years later to begin writing full-time. While he began his writing career with composing short stories, Friel is best-known as a dramatist; he is often referred to as Ireland's greatest living playwright. Among his most well-known plays are PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! (1964), TRANSLATIONS (1980), and DANCING AT LUGHNASA (1991). Importantly, Friel also co-founded the Field Day Theatre Company with Stephen Rea in 1980.

From the description of Brian Friel collection, 1966-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123470280

Brian Friel, playwright.

From the description of Give me your answer, do!: typescript, 1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122313839

From the description of The freedom of the city: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164199

From the description of The freedom of the city: typescript, 1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517266

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Subjects:

  • Aristocracy (Social class)--Drama
  • Sisters--Drama
  • Dramatists, Irish
  • Drama--20th century
  • Families--Drama

Occupations:

  • Playwrights

Places:

  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Donegal (Ireland : County) (as recorded)