Dancing at Lughnasa

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571285938.00000005
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (3) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after 25 years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister. In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are a part.

From Brian Friel Plays 2

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Faber and Faber

Brian Friel

ISBN: 9780571197101

Series: Faber Drama

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