Brian Friel, a master playwright of the thing often left unsaid…

Sorry to hear about Brian Friel. He was a Tyrone man, who loved Donegal like a native. It shines through in his writing. Like many people my first encounter with his work was Philadelphia Here I Come… Two lines stick out for me. Canon Mick O’Byrne’s classic “you wait, says she, till the rosary is over and the kettle is boiled.”  And Private Gar‘s soliloquy just before his friends awkwardly pile out of his father’s house on their last time of …

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