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Has there been an opera written about Liam O'Flaherty's book Famine?

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amybresnahan | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM via web

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Has there been an opera written about Liam O'Flaherty's book Famine?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 29, 2013 at 7:59 PM (Answer #1)

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After examining the research on Liam O'Flaherty and his novel Famine, it seems there are no theater productions of any kind, including operas, adapted from the book. I am not sure what prompted your question, but after checking the link below, I can understand any confusion on this issue.

It seems that a man named John Dunne has directed a folk opera called Regent's Canal. He has also written a work entitled Famine, and he has adapted another of O'Flaherty's books, The Informer. He has not, however, created an opera from that title.

Aside from this connection, I find no indication that O'Flaherty's Famine has been produced anywhere in any form.

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