Plays From Northern Ireland: Plays Brian Friel, Plays by Marie Jones, Plays by Seamus Heaney, Dancing at Lughnasa by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158151462

Published: August 25th 2010

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48 pages


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Plays From Northern Ireland: Plays  by  Brian Friel, Plays by Marie Jones, Plays by Seamus Heaney, Dancing at Lughnasa by Books LLC

Plays From Northern Ireland: Plays by Brian Friel, Plays by Marie Jones, Plays by Seamus Heaney, Dancing at Lughnasa by Books LLC
August 25th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781158151462 | 9.46 Mb

Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Plays by Brian Friel, Plays by Marie Jones, Plays by Seamus Heaney, Dancing at Lughnasa,MorePurchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Plays by Brian Friel, Plays by Marie Jones, Plays by Seamus Heaney, Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations, Philadelphia Here I Come , Stones in His Pockets, the Home Place, Faith Healer, the Freedom of the City, Lovers, Living Quarters, the Burial at Thebes, Molly Sweeney, Making History, the Cure at Troy.

Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1990 play by dramatist Brian Friel set in Irelands County Donegal in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg. It is a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator.

He recounts the summer in his aunts cottage when he was seven years old. This play is loosely based on the lives of Friels mother and aunts who lived in the Glenties, on the west coast of Donegal. Set in 1936, during the summer before de Valeras new constitution was approved by referendum, the play depicts the late summer days when love briefly seems possible for three of the Mundy sisters (Chris, Rose, and Kate) and the family welcomes home the frail elder brother, who has returned from a life as missionary in Africa.

However, as the summer ends, the family foresees the sadness and economic privations under which they will suffer as all hopes fade. The play takes place in early August, around the festival of Lughnasa, in Celtic folklore, the festival of the first fruits, when the harvest is welcomed. The play describes a bitter harvest for the Mundy sisters, a time of reaping what has been sown. The five Mundy sisters (Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rosie, and Christina), all unmarried, live in a cottage outside of Ballybeg.

The oldest, Kate, is a school teacher, and the only one with a well-paid job. Agnes and Rose knit gloves to be sold in town, thereby earning a little extra money for the hou...http: //booksllc.net/?l=en



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