Philadelphia, Here I Come! Questions and Answers

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Joe Dowling directed numerous productions of Philadelphia, Here I Come! for the theatre. He once said that that the play dealt with our inability to communicate intimately, especially within the...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019, 6:40 pm (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Aunt Lizzy—along with her husband, Con—functions as a catalyst in helping Gar decide to pursue a different future in the United States. She makes life in Philadelphia seem idyllic and shows an...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2020, 3:06 am (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

The central conflict of Brian Friel's play Philadelphia, Here I Come! takes place between the young man Gar O'Donnell's public and private personas. So where does the character of Aunt Lizzy fit...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2020, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Brian Friel’s play Philadelphia, Here I Come is set in the small village of Ballybeg in County Donegal, Ireland, the kind of region from which many an Irish immigrant departed for the United States...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2014, 3:04 am (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

In Brian Friel's play Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Gar is planning to leave his home in Ireland and go to live in Philadelphia with his aunt and uncle, Lizzy and Con Sweeney. He is tired of his life...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2021, 5:44 pm (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Gar is excited to go to Philadelphia but also nervous about what it means for his future and disappointed by the reactions of those around him. Philadelphia offers a host of options to Gar—it...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2018, 6:40 pm (UTC)

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Playwright Brian Friel has spent his entire life in one place, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, feeling that tradition forms the structure that supports human life. His plays depict the human...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2014, 8:29 pm (UTC)

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