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Brian Friel Message Board 5/25/2006 5:14:21 AM
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This is an eye opening play about the injustice of Irish struggles in the 19th century. Set in 1833, based around a school environment (where the pupils are adults) in a small Irish village, the division of the community in terms of education and willingness to welcome British armed forces is explored poignantly. The value of names, both of places and people, is an ongoing theme, and the cruel and unfair invasion of British colonial soldiers inevitably r...