Let it drift as it wishes.
In this note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), we can see Friel reminding himself of the need to allow the play to develop freely without becoming bogged down with preconceived ideas of form.
The body and the archive
Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska explores some of performance scholar Diana Taylor’s ideas around the body and the archive and their relevance to the project.
Robbie Blake's transcription of Friel's markings
This is Robbie Blake’s transcription of markings made by Brian Friel on a page of notes towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).
Robbie Blake, preliminary score
This is Robbie Blake’s first attempt at producing a graphic score inspired by Brian Friel’s archives at the National Library of Ireland.
Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 2–4
In these pages from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie reflects on their experience of visiting the manuscript reading room at the National Library of Ireland to access the Brian Friel papers with Jessie Keenan and Zosia Kuczyńska.