Brian Friel (*1929) is arguably Ireland’s most distinguished contemporary dramatist with almost forty internationally successful plays to his credit. In 1980, Friel’s luminous play Translations — about the beauty of language, the diversity of cultures, and how people transcend differences — was performed amid the strife of Derry, Northern Ireland. In 2013, the play was again staged in that city – but in a place that had been transformed by fifteen years of peace. In the same year film-maker Maurice Fitzpatrick was commissioned by the BBC to capture the transformation of Translations in a documentary film. Maurice Fitzpatrick will introduce the audience to his project followed by a screening of the movie. Afterwards there will be time for discussion.
Organisation: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kamm, Lehrstuhl für Englische Literatur und Kultur