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Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel

In Dancing at Lughnasa, Brian Friel brilliantly evokes not simply a family trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.

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9780571288960
Date Published
15.12.2011
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Summary

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.

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Brian Friel was born in County Tyrone in 1929. He died in County Donegal on 2 October 2015.

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