Brian Friel

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Brian Friel (born 9 January 1929) is an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be one of the greatest living English-language dramatists, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland". Friel is best known for plays such as Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Dancing at ... more »

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  • ''It is not the literal past, the "facts" of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.''
    Brian Friel (b. 1929), Irish playwright, author. Hugh, in Translations, act 3.
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