Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

by Brian Friel
     
 

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Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and his humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to

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Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and his humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia. Now, on the eve of his departure, he is not happy to be leaving Ballybeg.

With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama.

Editorial Reviews

Daily Telegraph
Brian Friel is undoubtedly one of the finest playwrights working in the English language today.
Peter Brooke
Of all contemporary authors, there is no one I admire more highly than Brian Friel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571085866
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
02/24/1994
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.97(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.34(d)

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