Creative Testimony

Adapting Flann O’Brien’s ‘The Brother’



Theatre director Andrew Sherlock describes in detail the challenge of adapting Myles na gCopaleen's 'The Brother' columns for the stage, including a detailed overview of the conceptualisation and rehearsal process. Includes a reflection of O'Nolan's place in the comic theatrical tradition, from the Commedia through Phillipe Gaulier’s buffoon clown, to Jacques Le Coq’s mime training 

Keywords: Jacques Le Coq, Phillipe Gaulier, Commedia, Adaptation, Performance, Theatre, The Brother, Cruiskeen Lawn, Myles na gCopaleen

How to Cite: Sherlock, A. (2013) “Adapting Flann O’Brien’s ‘The Brother’”, The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies. 1(2). doi: