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Friel Reimagined

Digitising a Playwright's Archive

Group photo of attendees at the launch event for Friel Reimagined

Friel Reimagined is a unique drama research and engagement project based on the work of acclaimed playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015). The project is based at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Steel Charitable Trust.

Our project team, led by Dr Paul Murphy, is working to digitise a selection of Friel’s papers held at the National Library of Ireland, and open them up to connect diverse audiences with the legacy and writings of Friel.

The project has now started to catalogue over 3,000 manuscript pages and prepare them for online access, in a new partnership between Queen’s University, the National Library of Ireland and JSTOR Forum.



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