Death of Brian Friel

January 9, 1929 - October 2, 2015
County Donegal | Age 86

Tony Award-winning playwright from Ireland
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DUBLIN (AP) - Irish authorities say Brian Friel, the Tony Award-winning playwright who created "Dancing at Lughnasa" and more than 30 other plays, has died at the age of 86.

The Arts Council of Ireland says in a statement that Friel died Friday. The cause of death was not given.

The statement says Frield "was, quite simply, a giant not only of Irish but of world theater."

Trained as a teacher, Friel turned to writing plays full time after the international success of...

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