|Brian Friel's Dramatic Artistry: 'The Work Has Value'
Edited by Donald E. Morse, Csilla Bertha, and
The essays gathered in
Brian Friel’s Dramatic Artistry survey the most remarkable
playwriting career of Ireland’s foremost playwright – a career that
now spans close to five decades...
Over the past decade, the Hungarian Journal of English and
American Studies (HJEAS) published by the University of Debrecen
in Hungary has commissioned several issues devoted to Irish Studies
from a variety of perspectives: Irish Drama (1996), Myth
and History in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature (2002),
Irish Literature and Culture: Getting into Contact (2004). In
1999 Mária Kurdi, University of Pécs, guest-edited a Special
Issue in Honour of Brian Friel at 70 and it is that issue which
forms the core of this volume.
Additional essays are from the other special HJEAS
Irish Studies issues. Brian Friel’s Dramatic Artistry also
includes an interview with Richard Pine about Friel’s work from
another Hungarian scholarly journal, The AnaChronisT
published by Eötvös Lóránt University in Budapest.
To round out the collection, Etudes Irlandaises
contributed an essay by a long-time friend of Irish Studies in
Hungary, Christopher Murray.
Preface by Donald E. Morse
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