Friel's creative process

Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska gives an overview of some of the distinctive features of playwright Brian Friel’s creative process as revealed by his literary archives at the National Library of Ireland. several of which went on to influence the ways in which Jessie Keenan and Robbie Blake went about making their creative responses to archive materials. 

Works Cited

Brian Friel, ‘Extracts from a Sporadic Diary: Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1995–96)’, in Brian Friel: Essays, Diaries, Interviews 1964–1999, ed., trans., and bib. by Christopher Murray (London: Faber and Faber, 1999), pp.166–172 (p.168).

Don't anticipate the ending Creative encounters with the Brian Friel Papers

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Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland