Friel, Brian

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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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creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. Winners / by Brian Freil - poster, 1980. University of Guelph
creatorOf Peter Blais Collection. Freedon Of The City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Peter Mandia, 1978 - House Programs. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Afterplay / by Brian Friel ; directed by Daryl Cloran, music composed by Alan Moon, 2003 - video. University of Guelph
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. Winners / by Brian Friel ; directed by Gregory Tuck, 1980-1981 - production photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. Faith Healer / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jim Mezon, 1991 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. Dancing at Lughnasa : typescript. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Freedom of the City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Peter Mandia, 1979 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Longley, Michael, 1939-. Michael Longley papers, 1960-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Dancing at Laughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Janet Wright, 1994 - study guide. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Molly Sweeney / by Brian Friel ; directed by Miles Potter, 1998- performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Translations / by Brian Friel ; directed by Guy Sprung, 1983 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. Lovers (winners and losers) : production file, 1967-1968 [electronic resource]. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Dancing at Lughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Janet Wright, 1994 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). A Month in the Country : after Turgenev / by Brian Friel ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, 2007 - video. University of Guelph
creatorOf Wargo, Richard. Score excerpt Ballymore, Selection Sleep Mag / composer Richard Wargo. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Graywolf Press Archives, 1978-2010 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
creatorOf Toronto Free Theatre Archives. Translations / by Brian Friel ; designed by Phillip Silver, 1982 - technical drawings. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. Faith Healer / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jim Mezon, 1991 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Philadelphia Here I Come / by Brian Friel ; directed by Harding Greenwood, 1969 - production photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. Brian Friel collection, 1966-1991. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Freedom od the City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Peter Mandia, 1978 - Reviews and Articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. Faith Healer / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jim Mezon, 1991 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Dancing at Lughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Janet Wright, 1994 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Irish literary miscellany collection, [ca. 1943-1998]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). The Director's Project, 2007 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives. Freedom of the City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Peter Mandia, 1978 - sound tape. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). A Month in the country : after Turgenev / by Brian Friel ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, desigened by Peter Hartwell, 2007 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. The Freedom of the City / by Brian Friel, 1979 - Production Photos. University of Guelph
referencedIn Seán O'Faoláin and Brian Friel letters to Joel Wells, 1966–1970 and undated University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Eric Steiner Collection. The Freedom of the City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Eric Steiner, 1979 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. Freedom of the City / written by Brian Friel ; directed by Eric Steiner, Sept. 13 - 29, 1979 - Performance File. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Afterplay / by Brian Friel ; directed by Daryl Cloran , designed by Judith Bowden , music composed by Alan Moon, 2003 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Stratford Festival Collection. Translations / by Brian Friel ; directed by Guy Sprung, 1982 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
creatorOf Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890. Milberg Irish theater collection, 1821-2005. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Conner, Lester I. Papers, 1971-1996. Swarthmore College, McCabe Library
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives. The Freedom of the City / by Brain Friel, 1979 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. The freedom of the city: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Translations / by Brian Friel ; directed by Guy Sprung, 1983 - production photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf Toronto Free Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Translations / by Brian Friel ; directed by Guy Sprung, 1983 - house program and flyer. University of Guelph
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Dancing at Lughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jackie Maxwell, 1993 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Toronto Free Theatre Archives. Translations / by Brian Friel ; directed by Guy Sprung, 1983 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Deane, Seamus, 1940-. Seamus Deane papers. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). A Month in the Country : after Turgenev / by Brian Friel ; directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, designed by Peter Hartwell, 2007 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964. Robert G. Lowery - Sean O'Casey Collection, [188-?]-1995. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Philadelphia Here I Come / by Brian Friel ; directed by Harding Greenwood, 1969 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. Aristocrats / by Brian Friel, 2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Molly Sweeney / by Brien Friel ; directed by Miles Potter, 1998 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series III. Scripts, 1972-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Molly Sweeney / by Brian Friel ; directed by Miles Potter, 1998 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Friel, Brian. The freedom of the city: typescript, 1973. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Friel, Brian. Give me your answer, do!: typescript, 1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Dancing at Lughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jackie Maxwell, 1993 - production photos. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Afterplay / by Brian Friel ; directed by Daryl Cloran, designed by Judith Bowden, music composed by Alan Moon, 2003 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Theatre Plus Archives (University of Guelph). Freedom of the City / by Brian Friel ; directed by Eric Steiner, designed by Shawn Kerwin, 1979 - technical drawings. University of Guelph
creatorOf Canadian Stage Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Dancing at Lughnasa / by Brian Friel ; directed by Jackie Maxwell, 1993 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Molly Sweeney / by Brian Friel ; directed by Miles Potter, designer, A. Janson, 1998 - technical drawings. University of Guelph
referencedIn Heaney, Seamus, 1939-. Seamus Heaney papers, 1951-2004. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Molly Sweeney / by Brian Friel ; directed by Miles Potter, 1998 - videotape. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Toronto Free Theatre Archives. corporateBody
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associatedWith Toronto Free Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Wargo, Richard. person
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Ireland
Donegal (Ireland : County)
Subject
Aristocracy (Social class)--Drama
Sisters--Drama
Dramatists, Irish
Drama--20th century
Families--Drama
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Playwrights
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Birth 1929-01-09

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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