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Brian Patrick Friel (9 January 1929–2 October 2015) was an Irish dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company. He was considered one of the greatest living English-language dramatists, and referred to as an ‘Irish Chekhov’, and ‘the universally accented voice of Ireland’. His plays have been compared favourably to those of contemporaries such as Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter and Tennessee Williams.
Recognised for early works such as Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Faith Healer, Friel had 24 plays published in a more than half-century spanning career that culminated in his election to the position of Saoi of Aosdána. His plays were commonly featured on Broadway throughout this time.
In 1980, Friel co-founded Field Day Theatre Company and his play Translations...