What to Read:
Brian Friel said that Molly Sweeney was partially inspired by the story “To See and Not to See” by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. You can read the story on The New Yorker’s website.
If you like Molly Sweeney, we know you’ll enjoy Faith Healer, another Brian Friel play constructed in monologue.
What to Watch:
Check out this interview with our Artistic Director, Charlotte Moore, about directing Irish Rep’s 2011 production of Molly Sweeney at the Long Wharf Theatre…
…and this interview with our Producing Director, Ciarán O’Reilly, who acted in that 2011 production as well as this Performance on Screen!
What to Listen to:
In this episode of The New Yorker: Fiction, Kevin Barry and Deborah Treisman read and discuss “The Saucer of Larks,” which Brian Friel published in The New Yorker in 1960.
Ireland’s RTÉ kicks off Playwrights in Profile, an eight-week series about Irish dramatists, with this episode on the work of Brian Friel.
Want to watch on your TV?
We’ve made a step-by-step guide that may help: read the SmartTV Guide here.