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About Friel

Tony Coult

About Friel: The Playwright and the Work by Tony Coult is the essential book about Brian Friel, the Irish playwright behind Translations, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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This series contains what no other study guides can offer – extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much closer to the playwright than ever before!

In About Friel, teacher and playwright Tony Coult has selected an extensive and stimulating range of documents and interview material that explores Friel’s life, work and the experiences of his collaborators and fellow artists who put that work on stage, including Patrick Mason, Connall Morrison, Joe Dowling and actors Catherine Byrne and Mark Lambert. If you want to read just one book on Brian Friel and the titanic power of his work, this is it.