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Brendan  Behan
布藍登 畢漢
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主要文類:Drama
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關鍵字詞:Modern Irish Drama;IRA; Irish Nationalism

 

Brendan Behan

1923-1964

 
 

生於1923年都柏林,自小於天主教教會受教育,至十四歲時離開學校。 1939年加入青年愛爾蘭共和軍,因參與一起利物浦爆炸案,隨即被逮捕,判刑三年。之後多次進出監獄,大部分的年少歲月都在獄中度過。因為牢獄經驗,也使 得其作品多以叛亂份子的故事居多,其中摻雜了對英國殖民主義的批判以及愛爾蘭國家主義的鼓吹。第一部受大眾注目的作品The Quare Fellow (1954),原以蓋爾 愛爾蘭文 (Gaelic Irish)創作,以一愛爾蘭死刑犯在即將行刑前的英國監獄場景為故事主軸。因為此作品及劇場演出,使其以劇作家地位及名聲得以確立。

 
   
 
   





 

 

Brendan Behan

1923-1964

 
 
 

Brendan Behan was born in 1923 in Dublin and taught in the Chrisitian Brotherhood till 14 years old. Later  on, in 1939  Behan joined in Fianna Eireann, IRA the junior at his teen years.  For IRA bombing, he was arrested in Liverpool and charged to three-year sentence. Behan spent most of his early life in the prison. Behan's experience in the prison became the background of his plays. His first successful work was The Quare Fellow (1954), written originally in Irish concerning the controversial story of the condemned man in the English prison. Because of its performance on stage, this play established Behan's reputation as a playwright. He died in Dublin in March 1964.

 
  Plays
The Quare Fellow (1954)

Borstal Boy (London, Corgi Books, 1958);
The Hostage (Methuen, 1959);
The Complete Plays (New York, Grove Press, 1978)
 
   
 
   

 



 

 

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