Is your enjoyment of Brian Friel's work hampered by a lack of Irish historical knowledge? Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation? Do you teach Friel and need reliable guide to the plays? "A Faber Critical Guide to Brian Friel's Major Work" gives all this and more. It gives an introduction to the distinctive features of the playwright's work; it explains the significance of the playwright in the context of modern theatre; it provides a detailed analysis of each of the classic plays in terms of language, structure and character; and it includes features of performance and a select bibliography. Compiled by experts in their field, for use in the classroom, college or at home, "Faber Critical Guides" are the essential companions to the work of leading dramatists.