This book looks at the political and social aspects of Friels drama, in the context of the development of modern Ireland. The plays preoccupations are located in the framework of their internal, historical and literary time, and against the backdrop of the evolving Irish state in which they were written.
Friel's plays have consistently explored themes of nationality and community, language and communication, social ritual and otherness, sketched through a series of unforgettable characters. The seeming smallness of their lives mirrors the great movements of Irish society and history; the personal and the political are shown to be inextricably linked.
About the Author
Tony Corbett has written widely on contemporary Irish theatre.
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Author Corbett, Tony Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 1-904148-03-4 ISBN-13 978-1904148036 Illustrations No Date of Publication January 2003 Number of Pages 202