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Murray, Christopher (editor), Brian Friel Essays, Diaries, Interviews: 1964-1999

Brian Friel: Essays, Diaries, Interviews, 1964-1998

The nominated Friel to serve as a member of in 1987. He lasted until 1989. In 1989, launched a "Brian Friel Season", a six-play series devoted to his work; he was the first living playwright to receive such an honour. In 1999 (April–August), Friel's 70th birthday was celebrated in Dublin with the Friel Festival, during which ten of his plays were staged or presented as dramatic readings throughout Dublin. A conference, National Library exhibition, film screenings, pre-show talks, and the launching of a special issue of devoted to the playwright ran in conjunction with the festival. In 1999, extended him the honour of a lifetime achievement award.

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Brian Friel: Essays, Diaries, Interviews: 1964–1999

Friel's 80th birthday fell in 2009. The journal published a Special Issue to commemorate the occasion with seven articles devoted to the playwright. The Gate Theatre staged three plays ( and ) during several weeks in September. In the midst of the Gate's productions, the Abbey Theatre presented "A Birthday Celebration for Brian Friel," on 13 September 2009. Although not inclined to seek publicity, Friel attended the performance amid regular seating, received a cake while the audience sang "Happy Birthday," and mingled with well wishers afterwards. The Abbey event was an evening of staged readings (excerpts from , and ), the performance of Friel-specific songs and nocturnes, and readings by Thomas Kilroy and Seamus Heaney.

in Christopher Murray, Brian Friel: Essays, Diaries, Interviews: 1964-1999, 1999

2. Films have been made of (1975), starring , directed by John Quested, screenplay by Brian Friel; and (1998), starring , directed by , script by playwright . completed a screenplay for a film version of that was never produced.

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To commemorate his 80th birthday in 2009, the Gate Theatre repeatedly staged three plays (Faith Healer, The Yalta Game, and Afterplay) during several weeks in September. In the midst of the Gate's productions, the Abbey Theatre presented "A Birthday Celebration for Brian Friel," on 13 September 2009 - an evening of staged readings (excerpts from Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Translations, and Dancing at Lughnasa), the performance of Friel-specific songs and nocturnes, and readings by Thomas Kilroy and Seamus Heaney. Although somewhat of a recluse, Friel attended the performance amid regular seating, received a cake while the audience sang "Happy Birthday," and mingled with well wishers afterwards. Also in 2009, the journal Irish Theatre International published a Special Issue to commemorate the occasion with seven articles devoted to the playwright.

Brian Friel: Essays, Diaries, Interviews, 1964-1999 (ed

It is with immense sadness that Faber & Faber receives the news that Brian Friel has died. One of the world’s great dramatists, his plays were filled with intelligence and humanity. First published by Faber in the sixties, he was part of the bedrock on which our drama list was built. He leaves us such enduring works as Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa. They will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.

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Despite growing fame and success, the 1980s is considered Friel's artistic "Gap" as he published so few original works for the stage: in 1980, in 1982, and in 1988. Privately, Friel complained both of the work required managing Field Day (granting written and live interviews, casting, arranging tours, etc.) and of his fear that he was "trying to impose a 'Field Day' political atmosphere" on his work. However, this is also a period during which he worked on several minor projects that fill out the decade: a translation of Chekhov's (1981), of Turgenev's novel (1987), an edition of Charles McGlinchey's memoirs entitled for Blackstaff Press (1986), and Charles Macklin's play in 1990. Friel's decision to premiere at the Abbey Theatre rather than as a Field Day production initiated his evolution away from involvement with Field Day, and he formally resigned as a director in 1994.