Brian Friel | Critical Essay by Maureen S. G. Hawkins

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Brian Friel.
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Critical Essay by Maureen S. G. Hawkins

SOURCE: "Schizophrenia and the Politics of Experience in Three Plays by Brian Friel," in Modern Drama, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, Fall, 1996, pp. 465-74.

In the following essay, Hawkins analyzes the "familial/ communal interactions" that produce a schizoid condition, which is found in both the characters and communities in Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Freedom of the City, and Translations.

In Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics, Nancy Scheper-Hughes states that the Irish and Northern Irish have the world's highest rates of hospitalization for schizophrenia, and, to establish that these rates do not merely reflect the availability of beds for treatment, she adds that Irish-Americans and Irish-Canadians are more frequently treated for schizophrenia than are members of other ethnic groups. The highest rate of schizophrenia in Ireland, she says, is in the West of Ireland in isolated rural areas dependent...

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