Résumé (fre). On peut comparer Molly Sweeney () de Brian Friel à The Well of the Saints () de J.M. Synge, un texte moderniste, mais il a pour source. “The sad and miraculous plight of Molly Sweeney has brought out the best in the playwright Brian Friel Rich with rapturous poetry and the music of rising. Molly Sweeney has ratings and 22 reviews. Molly Sweeney, by the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, tells the story of married couple Molly and Frank.
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Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel. Molly Sweeney, by the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, tells the story of married couple Molly and Frank, who live in a remote Irish village. Molly has been blind since birth, but now a surgeon Mr. Rice believes he may be able to restore her sight.
In a series of interwoven monologues, Molly Sweeney takes us into the minds of three people with very different expectation Molly Sweeney, by the great Irish playwright Brian Friel, tells the story of married couple Molly and Frank, who live in a remote Irish village.
In a series of interwoven monologues, Molly Sweeney takes us into the minds of three people with very different expectations of what will happen when Sweendy regains her sweeny. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Paperback57 pages.
Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Molly Sweeneyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 19, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: About to begin a second read on this one. Friel is able to captivate me in a signature way. Never are his plays easily digestible; I come by his revelations by doing hard work wrestling with his characters and their loquaciousness.
This play about sight and its meaning is devastating and soul-shaking. Jun 30, Lindsay rated it really liked it. A really touching story and I love the writing style and the different viewpoints through which the story is told.
I love getting to hear a story from more than one perspective and it was really interesting to hear Molly’s story told from her side, her husband’s side, and from her doctor’s side. Can’t wait to see the stage production in Ireland this month and be able to compare: Jul 31, Gena Lott rated it really liked it Shelves: Sad and poignant, disturbing.
I think we always imagine how wonderful it would be btian someone with a disability, in the nolly of Molly it is blindness, to be made whole. This play explores the challenges that arise as Molly receives her sight. On the cover of the book, in the version of what I read, there were some pictures of small usual things that friek see and use everyday.
It doesn’t mean anything to you when you want to start the book, but when you are done reading, all of it makes sense and makes you think. The woman in the book is living her own life before others try to ruin it, since where they are standing, the change in her life seems reasonable. How many times sweensy we done the same thing?
Trying to change people’s worlds bec On the cover of the book, in the version of what I read, there were some pictures of small usual things that we see and use everyday. Trying to change people’s worlds because of our opinion?
And how many times we have behaved like the woman in the play, letting people change our perspective, because what they were offering seemed the RIGHT thing to do? It is a short play, but definitely challenging your mind for couple of hours at least. Apr 09, Matthew Conroy rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I was disappointed with this. I felt that the most interesting aspect of the play is the recognition that much can be lost when eyesight is gained, but this is not sufficiently emphasized. Molly loses so much that she ends up being institutionalized, but her change is not sufficiently illustrated by Molly herself; it is too sudden, and mostly described by Frank and Mr. Rice, so we do not go along with Molly, or hear her voice in her loss.
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Also, Frank leaves her to go to Africa, as though she no lo I was disappointed with this. Also, Frank leaves her to go to Africa, as though she no longer needs him, yet this is not shown to us.
Why would he leave her now? To top it off, the surgery is not well-described. All that is mentioned are cataracts, which swerney fixed with a common surgical method, and retinitis pigmentosa, which does not have a surgical solution as far as I know.
Rice thinks he can restore Molly’s sight is never explained, nor is the question of why Frank and Molly are just now talking about surgery. I think these factors diminish Mr.
Rice as a character. I am interested, though, to see how I will feel about it when I see it performed. I have mixed feelings about this one. The subject matter is complex and engaging. It’s a wonderful idea play. However, I’m not sure what I think of the monologue focused style.
I’m not opposed to a heavy use of monologues in plays. I love Kaufman and the Tetonic Theatre Project.
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However, I felt there was so much going on here. I think a lot could be fixed with staging. I understand the desire to have them all in their own worlds, but I would also like to see them interact.
Mar 09, Bob Drinan rated it it was amazing. This play is being performed in N. The review in the Times said it’s a wonderful performance and it is a play that you will carry with you for days afterwards.
I had to get it after reading that and I agree with the reviewer.
Molly Sweeney – review
What a tragic and troubling story. I highly recommend it and I would love to see a performance of it. Mar 31, Sweebey rated it it was amazing. What a thought-provoking mmolly. I would love to see this performed on stage one day, or at least hear a radio version. What seems like an interesting story about two men trying to restore sight to a blind woman because a much huger discussion of what it really means hrian you try to change someone, whether out of love or humanitarian interest.
Friel’s conclusions are troubling. Jul 24, Judine rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the concept of this play where the characters don’t directly interact, but all the different parts of the story intertwine. It’s helpful that each character can stand alone from a solo-acting point of viewbut the little overlaps add an additional layer of meaning — skillfully done.
May 03, Hank Lin rated it really liked it. When will medicine cure the disease of the human miscommunication? Nov 28, Adam added it. Jan 18, Helen rated it really liked it. A hart warming play about have an operation omlly change everyone involved. Mar 31, Barbara rated it really liked it. Perhaps there is something to be said “for leaving well-enough alone.
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Brian Friel is a playwright and, more recently, director of his own works from Ireland who now resides in County Donegal. Friel was born in Omagh County Tyrone, the son of Patrick “Paddy” Friel, a primary school teacher and later a borough councillor in Derry, and Mary McLoone, postmistress of Glenties, County Donegal Ulf Dantanus provides the most detail regarding Friel’s parents and grandparents Brian Friel is a playwright and, more recently, director of his own works from Ireland who now resides in County Donegal.
He received his education at St. Columb’s College in Derry and the seminary at St.