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Title: The clash between religious and ethnic identity markers in Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa
Other Titles: Зіткнення між релігійними і етнічними маркерами ідентичності в п'єсі Браєна Фріла "Танці під час Лунази"
Authors: Birlik, Nurten
Bibliographic description (Ukraine): Birlik N. The clash between religious and ethnic identity markers in Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa / Nurten Birlik // Гуманітарні та соціальні науки : матеріали IIІ Міжнародної конференції молодих вчених HSS-2011, 24–26 листопада 2011 року, Львів, Україна / Національний університет "Львівська політехніка". – Львів : Видавництво Львівської політехніки, 2011. – С. 22–25. – (3-й Міжнародний молодіжний фестиваль науки "Litteris et Artibus"). – Bibliography: 7 titles.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Видавництво Львівської політехніки
Keywords: Brian Friel
Irish drama
Dancing at Lughnasa
dance in Irish culture
Abstract: Friel’s play Dancing at Lughnasa, focusing on the struggle of five unmarried sisters in the fictional town of Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland, dramatizes the tension between the ethnic and the religious idendity markers, or the intertwined interaction between tolerance and oppression, amidst poverty. Their ethnic consciousness concentrated on the act of dancing offers a kind of solace to them against the oppression coming from the Church and also against poverty. This is another reason for their liveliness despite the hardships in their life. The characters in the play are scaled down against their tolerance or intolerance towards dance or against their submission effortlessly to the mystery of dance and different modes of thinking outside the mainstream. This paper aims to explore the intertwined encounter between their irrational and rational sites of being, between their ethnic and religious identities with references to dancing, Jack, Gerry and Michael.
Content type: Article
Appears in Collections:Гуманітарні та соціальні науки (HSS-2011). – 2011 р.

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