Brian Friel was born in Knockmoyle, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on January 9, 1929. He died on October 2, 2015 in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland.
Friel was a dramatist and a short sory writer. He has been compared with Samuel Becker, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams for the quality ofhis craft.
Philadelphia Here I Come is set in the fictional town of Ballybeg, as a number of his other plays are set.
In these plays Friel offers us the vantage point to see a town developing from a small rural setting to a modern developed small city.
Book Review:Brian Friel - Philadelphia Here I ComeGareth O'Donnell has become disillusioned with life in Ireland, where things were not going so well for him.
So he packs his bags and sets off for Philadelphia to seek better fortune.
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