Sunday, October 09, 2005


It is a time of transition, when rural Ireland is being dragged into the modern world of British dominance. The potato blight is beginning that will soon cause a famine, leading to mass emigration to America.

“The play is about the absorption of one culture into another,” said author Brian Friel. It includes a crime, a manhunt and a central love story between star-crossed lovers, one of whom wants to seek her fortune in America.

It has been called Friel’s masterpiece, for its drama, intelligence, humor and emotion.


At 2:24 PM, Anonymous ddd said...

Does anyone else think this paragraph would be awesome rendered as a Star Wars intro? I'm all over that. :)


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