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Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
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Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

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Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Title: ‘A disoriented vision of...fact’: Brian Friel, Francis Bacon, and Faith Healer (2020)
Authors: Zosia KUCZYNSKA, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Irish University Review (Vol 50 n 2 Autumn/Winter 2020)
Article on page: p. 319-336
Languages: English
Descriptors:

ARCHIVES

CRITICISM

LITERATURE

PAINTING

THEATRE

Abstract: The Brian Friel Papers at the NLI reveal a long and relatively unexplored history of major and minor influences on Friel’s plays. As the archive attests, these influences manifest themselves in ways that range from the superficial to the deeply structural. In this article, I draw on original archival research into the composition process of Friel’s genre-defining play Faith Healer(1979) to bring to light a model of influence that operates at the level of artistic practice. Specifically, I examine the extent to which Friel’s officially unacknowledged encounter with a book of interviews with painter Francis Bacon influenced the play in terms of character, language, and form. I suggest that Bacon’s creative process–incorporating his ideas on the role of the artist, the workings of chance, and the extent to which art does violence to fact–may have had a major influence on both the play’s development and on Friel’s development as an artist.
Publishing country : Grande-Bretagne (Royaume Uni)
Collection : Médiathèque