Speaker(s): Dr. Richard Rankin Russell
Date: February 16, 2006
Location: Cullen Hall
Length: 48 mins
Description: Brian Friel’s two perennial themes of potential and community coalesce in The Freedom of the City as the characters trapped in the Derry Guildhall for a provisional community based on a shared humanity rife with potential for the Northern political situationThere was a moment during Bloody Sunday, Friel suggests, when both sides might have had a chance to engage in constructive conversation, but that chance passes quickly.