Scholarcast 8: Filming Friel: Lughnasa on Screen - UCD Digital Library
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Scholarcast 8: Filming Friel: Lughnasa on Screen

Abstract: Frank McGuinness speaks of his experience of adapting Brian Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa for the screen, with Meryl Streep in the leading role. Friel has appeared to shy away from film for most of his distinguished career but was deeply influenced by the wider revolutions in acting, writing and directing across all media during the 1960s when modern sensibility took shape. Friel’s writing may have been influenced by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller but it also owes a debt to powerful films such as Kurosawa’s Rashomon. By reducing the role of the narrator and repositioning the climactic dance sequence, McGuinness attempted to translate what he regarded as a ‘male’ play into ‘a woman’s movie’.

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Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin
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sound recording
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00:27:30 ; 39.7 MB (audio/mpeg) — Digital origin: born digital — Reformating quality: access
Note
Frank McGuinness was born in Buncrana, Co. Donegal and is Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin. His plays include: The Factory Girls (1982), Baglady (1985), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (1985), Innocence (1986), Carthaginians (1988), Mary and Lizzie (1989),The Bread Man (1991), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (1992),The Bird Sanctuary (1992), Mutabilitie (1997), Dolly West’s Kitchen (1999), Gates of Gold (2002), Speaking Like Magpies(2005), There Came a Gypsy Riding (2007). He has written versions of many modern classics including plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, Lorca and Brecht. Recent productions include: Racine’s Phaedra (Donmar Warehouse, 2006), Ibsen’s Ghosts(Bristol Old Vic, 2007), Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea (Arcola Theatre, London, 2008) and Sophocles’ Oedipus (RNT, 2008)
iTunes keywords
UCD, Scholarcast, Art, Culture, Literature, English, DCU, Paige Reynolds, Frank McGuinness, Clair Wills, Eddie Holt, Anne Fogarty, Elaine Sisson, Sean Ryder, PJ Mathews, Riverdance, Joyce, Neutrality, Frnak McGuinness, Friel, Lughnasa
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English  
Genre
Lectures   linked data (lctgm) Podcasts
Subject
Friel, Brian 1929- -- Dancing at Lughnasa --Film adaptations   linked data (lcsh)

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Metadata creation date: 2011-11-19 — Machine generated via XSLT from the source metadata at http://www.ucd.ie/scholarcast/scholarcast.xml

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Scholarcast 8: Filming Friel: Lughnasa on Screen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.