Dancing at Lughnasa Paperback
by Brian Friel
Part of the Acting Edition S. series
It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty.
The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty-five years, and the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister.
In depicting two days in the life of this menage, Brian Friel evokes not simply the interior landscape of a group of human beings trapped in their domestic situation, but the wider landscape, interior and exterior, Christian and pagan, of which they are nonetheless a part.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 72 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/1992
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780573017421