Has the play its own reality?
In this note dated 28 May 1989, Brian Friel interrogates the reality of his own play, Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), in relation to its narrator.
Rehearsal, 3 September 2020
These photographs were taken by Zosia Kuczyńska during project workshops and rehearsals at Dance House on 3 September 2020.
Jessie Keenan's questions
Jessie Keenan compiled this list of phrases and questions after visiting Friel’s archives and sharing research with Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska.
Structure the ages.
In Friel’s play Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), the radio is an important theatrical device. Apart from connecting the Mundy sisters to an emerging modernity, it also functions as an almost supernatural presence as it makes sudden musical intrusions that disturb the domestic scene.
Don't anticipate the ending
Brian Friel penned this note to self whilst writing Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).