Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa

In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of ...

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571288960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after 25 years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister. In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa

* Lucid and accessible style makes the series appealing to the general reader * Liberally illustrated throughout with stills from the film under discussion. * Collaboration between Cork University Press and the Film Institute of Ireland.

Author: Joan Fitzpatrick Dean

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 1859183611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

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* Lucid and accessible style makes the series appealing to the general reader * Liberally illustrated throughout with stills from the film under discussion. * Collaboration between Cork University Press and the Film Institute of Ireland. Between the premiere of Brian Friel's stage play "Dancing at Lughnasa" in 1990 and Pat O'Connor's cinematic adaptation in 1998, Ireland experienced seismic economic and social changes, as well as "Riverdance", "Angela's Ashes" and an international vogue for all things Irish. Set in 1936, "Dancing at Lughnasa", as both film and play, imagines an anachronistic past in which the loss of joyous communal ritual is symptomatic of the cultural malaise so often associated with Ireland in the 1930s. Drawing upon unpublished material from the Friel archive at the National Library of Ireland, Joan FitzPatrick Dean contrasts the expressly theatrical elements of Friel's play and their cinematic counterparts
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Brian Friel s Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel s Dancing at Lughnasa

Offers the script of the film version of Brian Friel's play about five sisters living in Ireland in the 1930s

Author: Frank McGuinness

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571196063

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 101

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Offers the script of the film version of Brian Friel's play about five sisters living in Ireland in the 1930s
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Contemporary Irish Cinema

Contemporary Irish Cinema

In this text, contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers. They probe cinema's rewriting of Irish history, from Michael Collins and In the Name of the Father to Lost Beginnings.

Author: James MacKillop

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081562798X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Movies from and about Ireland have attracted huge augiences, capturing top international prizes (The Crying Game) and an Academy Award (My Left Foot). In this text, contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers. They probe cinema's rewriting of Irish history, from Michael Collins and In the Name of the Father to Lost Beginnings.
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A Study Guide for Brian Friel s Dancing at Lughnasa

A Study Guide for Brian Friel s  Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, one of Ireland's most important playwrights,
was first performed at the Abby Theater, in Dublin, in 1990, and 1990 and
garnered the 1991 Olivier Award. In 1998, Dancing at Lughnasa was adapted to
the ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410343635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brian Friel Plays 2

Brian Friel  Plays 2

Plays Two: Dancing at Lughnasa Fathers and Sons Making History Wonderful Tennessee Molly Sweeney Introduced by Christopher Murray, this second collection of Brian Friel's plays includes some of his most acclaimed work for the stage.

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780571197101

Category: Drama

Page: 509

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A collection of five plays by Brian Friel.
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Brian Friel s Post Colonial Drama

Brian Friel s  Post  Colonial Drama

10 Dionysus in Ballybeg Dancing at Lughnasa TT HAD BECOME A
COMMONPLACE Myth of the Irish revival that beI neath the superficial veneer of
Catholicism the Irish soul was fundamentally pagan . The survival into the
twentieth century of ...

Author: F. C. McGrath

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628137

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Brian Friel is Ireland's most important living playwright, and this book places him in the new canon of postcolonial writers. Drawing on the theory and techniques of the major postcolonial critics, F. C. McGrath offers fresh interpretations of Friel's texts and of his place in the tradition of linguistic idealism in Irish literature. This idealism has dominated Ireland's still incomplete emergence from its colonial past. It appeals to Irish writers like Friel who, following in a line from Yeats, Synge, and O'Casey, challenge British culture with antirealistic, antimirnetic devices to create alternative worlds, histories, and new identities to escape stereotypes imposed by the colonizers. Friel grew up in Northern Ireland's Catholic minority and now lives in the Irish Republic. McGrath maintains that all Friel's work is marked by colonial and postcolonial structures. Like his predecessor Wilde, Friel mixes lies, facts, memories, and individual perception to create new myths and elevates blarney to a realm of aesthetic and philosophical distinction. An important, accessible, scholarly introduction, this book illustrates how Friel playfully subverts the English language and transcends British influence. Friel's reality is constructed from personal fiction, and it is his liberating response to oppression.
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Words at Play

Words at Play

In addition to the following plays, Mrt produced If We Are Women by Joanna
Glass in the 1994-95 season. Dancing at Lughnasa Dancing at Lughnasa by
Brian Friel (twenty-four performances, 29 August- 18 September 1994) was
directed by ...

Author: Londre, Felicia Hardison

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809388588

Category: Creative writing

Page: 249

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Categories: Creative writing

Brian Friel in Conversation

Brian Friel in Conversation

With Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), Friel may have realized his early ambition.
Although Friel was born in Omagh, his mother hailed from Glenties. And Dancing
at Lughnasa, deeply rooted in the small Donegal town of Glenties, speaks to ...

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472067109

Category: Drama

Page: 289

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Reflections by the author of Dancing at Lughnasa on Irish writers, the theater, nationalism, Catholicism, and his childhood
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Ireland on Stage

Ireland on Stage

10 | Dancing at Lughnasa : Between First and Third World Declan Kiberd Set in
Donegal during the late summer of 1936 , Brian Friel ' s Dancing at Lughnasa
asks a question : who is to inherit Ireland ? That question is implicit rather than ...

Author: Hiroko Mikami

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1904505236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Essays on Irish theatre in the second half of the twentieth century
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Achievement of Brian Friel

The Achievement of Brian Friel

FROM. MAKING. HISTORY. to. DANCING. AT. LUGHNASA. FINTANOTOOLE
When someone asks me where I live, I remember where I used to live. Someone
asks me for directions, and I think again. I turn into A side-street to try to throw off
my ...

Author: Alan J. Peacock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0861403495

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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This book addresses the variety and complexity of Ireland's leading living dramatist by bringing together a range of academic and other professional and creative approaches. The contributors, including Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, invoke the intellectual richness, humanity, and protean skill and invention of Friel's work.
Categories: Fiction

Irish Theater in America

Irish Theater in America

Irish Reactions to Dancing at Lughnasa in New York PATRICK LONERGAN
Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa is an important ... Its script draws heavily on
American culture, bringing us songs by Cole Porter and an approach to the
narration of ...

Author: John P. Harrington

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815631693

Category: Drama

Page: 226

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"Born out of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora project, this collection brings together leading American and Irish scholars with established theater critics. The contributors explore the history of Irish theater in America, from Harrigan and Hart to the recent productions of senior Irish playwrights such as Brian Friel and younger writers such as Martin McDonagh and Conor McPherson. Examining the complexity of the relationship between Irish theater and American audiences, this volume goes beyond analyses of plays to include examinations of company dynamics, tours of companies and actors, audience reception, and the production history of individual works."--BOOK JACKET.
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Winter s Tales

Winter s Tales

The GLws Menagerie remembers a father by his absence, a mother by her
reaction to the absence of a man in her life. (In many ways Dancing at Lughnasa
most closely mirrors The Glass Menagerie in that it is a play about several
women ...

Author: Kathleen George

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Winter's Tales tackles the question of whether narrative and drama are as different from each other as some scholars have assumed. By examining everything from voice and tense to "scene and summary," George, a theater professor and novelist, analyzes the many choices a writer has when framing a story. She addresses narrative theoretical ground before focusing on contemporary plays that are "novelistic." She finishes the study by examining the problems of adaptation from novel to stage. Her account is-by way of its essayistic style-personal, at times a writer's journal of reading and writing discoveries. In Winter's Tales, George demonstrates, among other things, the ways the diegetic is evident in the very content of frame plays and divided plays: she distinguishes between kinds of memory plays by cataloguing the possible stances of the narrator: she also covers subjects like multiple narration, and she gives accounts of the epic, dramatic, and lyric solutions to adapting novels. Kathleen George is a Professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bodies of the Text

Bodies of the Text

Prompted by the recent success of the Broadway production of Brian Friel's
Dancing at Lughnasa, Johnson also commented on two other contemporary
dramas featuring ballroom dance as a central image, A. R. Gurney's The Snow
Ball and ...

Author: Ellen W. Goellner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813521270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brian Friel s Dramatic Artistry

Brian Friel s Dramatic Artistry

10 Questing for Ritual and Ceremony in a Godforsaken World : Dancing at
Lughnasa and Wonderful Tennessee Richard Allen Cave Anna McMullan begins
an essay on Dancing at Lughnasa with the pertinent observation : ' In the late ...

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1904505171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Essays on Irish playwright, Brian Friel
Categories: Literary Criticism

Refrains for Moving Bodies

Refrains for Moving Bodies

Preface 1. Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa (London: Faber, 1990). 2. See, for
example, Declan Kiberd, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” Irish Review 27 (2001): 18–23;
Anna McMullan, “'In Touch with Some Otherness': Gender, Authority and the
Body ...

Author: Derek P. McCormack

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822377559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In Refrains for Moving Bodies, Derek P. McCormack explores the kinds of experiments with experience that can take place in the affective spaces generated when bodies move. Drawing out new connections between thinkers including Henri Lefebvre, William James, John Dewey, Gregory Bateson, Félix Guattari, and Gilles Deleuze, McCormack argues for a critically affirmative experimentalism responsive to the opportunities such spaces provide for rethinking and remaking maps of experience. Foregrounding the rhythmic and atmospheric qualities of these spaces, he demonstrates the particular value of Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the "refrain" for thinking and diagramming affect, bodies, and space-times together in creative ways, putting this concept to work to animate empirical encounters with practices and technologies as varied as dance therapy, choreography, radio sports commentary, and music video. What emerges are geographies of experimental participation that perform and disclose inventive ways of thinking within the myriad spaces where the affective capacities of bodies are modulated through moving.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant

Her theatre credits include Hamlet (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts),
The Merchant of Venice (Second Age), Harry in the Moonlight, Dancing at
Lughnasa, Romeo and Juliet, The Night Garden (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), All's
Well that ...

Author: Tom Murphy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145852

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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An epic family drama, shot through with dark humour, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant tells the tragic story of a family disintegrating, having lost its moral values. Arina is an ambitious woman. As a servant girl she marries into the degenerative family she works for; her ruthless energy saves it from bankruptcy and she expands the family estate into an 'empire'. As matriarch she rules with an iron hand, her avarice insatiable, until she questions what it is all for. She slackens her hold and loses her power to the hypocrisy and relentless grasping of her 'chosen son'. Inspired by The Golovlyov Family by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant is a haunting new work from leading Irish dramatist Tom Murphy, who has worked closely with the Abbey Theatre throughout his career. The play premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland, on 3 June 2009.
Categories: Drama