Brian Friel: A Life In Translation

Professor Nicholas Grene, in association with the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, on Brian Friel.

UntitledBrian Friel, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, is celebrated for his ability, through drama, to interrogate identity and the circumstances, such as language and history that create it and define its limits. In honour of the late Friel (9 January 1929 – 2 October 2015), the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub presents “Brian Friel: A Life In Translation”. We are delighted to welcome Professor Nicholas Grene to give a talk on the processes of translation and reinterpretation involved in Friel’s adaptations of Chekhov. We will also stage readings of excerpts from one of his finest plays, ‘Translations’, which articulates a crucial moment of transition in Irish history, the Ordinance Survey Mapping of Ireland that translated its Irish place names into English.

Join us in the Long Room Hub at 7.30 pm, Monday the 19th of October.

If you missed “Brian Friel: A Life in Translation” last month, the podcast of Nicholas Grene’s lecture is now available online – and well worth a listen! Brian Friel: A Life in Translation Podcast