They were good times before we were educated out of our emotions.
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|Birth:||9th January, 1929|
|Profession:||Author, Dramatist, Playwright, Screenwriter|
Brian Friel was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He is an Irish playwright and now lives in County Donegal. His plays include Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa which won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play in New York; it was adapted for screen and filmed on location in Ireland in 1997. In addition to awards for his plays, Brian Friel received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Times in 1999. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Royal Society of Literature and the Irish Academy of Letters. Friel received his B. A. from St. Pat's College, Maynooth, and qualified as a teacher at St. Joseph's Training College in Belfast, 1949–50. Friel began writing short stories for The New Yorker in 1959 and subsequently published two well-received collections: The Saucer of Larks and The Gold in the Sea.
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