Don't think in elegiac tones.
In this note, we see the reappearance of Friel’s mantra: ‘Don’t anticipate the ending.’
Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 8
In this page from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie sets out the aims and methodology of a week of workshops and rehearsals at Dance House in August 2020. They also make a note to ask Zosia Kuczyńska to record some monologues from Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa (1990) as a tool for generating material.
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.
This is an extract from a conversation in a WhatsApp group in which Jessie Keenan, Robbie Blake, and Zosia Kuczyńska communicated sporadically about 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).