Dancing at Lughnasa, Paperback

Dancing at Lughnasa Paperback



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 25 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 a part.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780571144792



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