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Translations is a 1980 play by Northern Irish playwright Brian Friel (born 1929). The action takes place in a hedge-school in the townland of Bailie Beag/Ballybeg, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal in 1833.

Performance history in South Africa

1985: Presented by PACT Drama with performances in the State Theatre, Pretoria (17-26 October 1985), and the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg (31 October to 23 November 1985). Directed by Bobby Heaney. The cast were Frantz Dobrowsky (Manus), Jocelyn Broderick (Sarah), Anthony James (Jimmy Jack), Clare Stopford (Maire), Martin le Maitre (Doalty), Billy Second (Bridget), Patrick Mynhardt (Hugh), Michael Richard (Owen), Peter Terry (Capt Lancey) and Graham Hopkins (Lt Yolland). Designed by Gloria Lovegrove.

Translations and adaptations


Wikipedia [1]

The Lady of Dubuque theatre programme, announcement of forthcoming attractions, 1985.

PACT theatre programme, 1985.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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