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Making history

Making history

Friel, Brian, 1929-

The central character of this play is Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, who led an Irish and Spanish alliance against the armies of Elizabeth I in an attempt to drive the English out of Ireland. The action takes place before and after the Battle of Kinsale, at which the alliance was defeated: with O'Neill at home in Dungannon, as a fugitive in the mountains, and finally exiled in Rome. In his handling of this momentous episode Brian Friel has avoided the conventions of 'historical drama' to produce a play about history, the continuing process

Book. English.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Faber, 1989

Available at All Saints.

  • All Saints – Two available in P 822.914/FRI

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    10172416 P 822.914/FRI Two Week Lending Available
    10304681 P 822.914/FRI Two Week Lending Available


Statement of responsibility: Brian Friel
ISBN: 0571154778, 9780571154777
Physical Description: 71p ; 20 cm.
Subject: Drama in English 1945- Texts