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Dancing at Lughnasa

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Between the premiere of Brian Friel's stage play "Dancing at Lughnasa" in 1990 and Pat O'Connor's cinematic adaptation in 1998, Ireland experienced seismic economic and social changes, as well as Riverdance, Angela's Ashes and an international vogue for all things Irish. Set in 1936, "Dancing at Lughnasa", as both film and play, imagines an anachronistic past in which the loss of joyous communal ritual is symptomatic of the cultural malaise so often associated with Ireland in the 1930s. Drawing upon unpublished material from the Friel archive at the National Library of Ireland, Joan FitzPatrick Dean contrasts the expressly theatrical elements of Friel's play and their cinematic counterparts.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticism Publisher: Cork University Press Publication Date: 01/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9781859183618  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joan FitzPatrick Dean is Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A former Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a longtime contributor to Film West, she publishes on Irish and British drama and film.

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