Translations Comparative Essay

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Brian Friel: Titles This is a compilation of some of the titles submitted by centres in Summer 2009. It is not a definitive or prescriptive list of titles but it will give an idea as to different approaches to the task. Some student devised titles have not been listed as, while many have been successful due to the interest of the student, they may not be as successful if given to a class. Titles with a similar focus, but with e.g. a different location or form of writing, have been subsumed into each other to keep a concise list of approaches. Plays: Translations / Making History Flashback of Hugh O’Donnell remembering how he marched to Sligo to take part in the 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion, along with his friend Jimmy Jack Cassie. Hugh remembers that he decided to return to Ballybeg instead of going through with the rebellion. He feels a sense of shame that he did not take part in the uprising. Hugh is visited by a vision of Hugh O’Neill (from Making History). Create the scene. Write a scene in which Yolland from Translations and Mabel from Making History engage in dialogue, discussing their lives. Write a scene in which Lieutenant Yolland from Translations and Hugh O’Neill from Making History engage in dialogue and discuss their lives. Write a scene in which Lieutenant Yolland from Translations and Mabel O’Neill from Making History engage in dialogue and discuss their lives. Through having the characters of Hugh O’Donnell and Hugh O’Neill “meet”, develop a dialogue, exploring the connections and comparisons between the themes of identity, language , history which are evident in both plays. Write a letter to Brian Friel explaining your misgivings with regard to the endings of both plays. In your letter offer alternative endings to both plays. Write a series of correspondence between Maire and Mabel on the subject of crossing cultural boundaries. Write a series

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