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Sexuality, marriage and women's life narratives in Teresa Deevy' s a disciple (1931), the King of Spain's daughter (1935) and Katie Roche (1936)

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Show simple item record Ní Bheacháin, Caoilfhionn 2018-04-18T08:14:50Z 2018-04-18T08:14:50Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ni Bheachain, C. (2012) 'Sexuality, Marriage and Women s Life Narratives in Teresa Deevy s A Disciple (1931), The King of Spain's Daughter (1935) and Katie Roche (1936)'. Estudios Irlandeses, (7):79-91. en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Teresa Deevy (1894-1963) is an Irish playwright who has received increased critical attention in recent years. Deevy wrote some twenty-five plays between 1930 and 1958, and she can be positioned within the post-revolutionary trend of disillusionment articulated by Irish writers such as Frank O’Connor and Liam O’Flaherty. However, Deevy’s work deviates from these writers with her striking emphasis on women’s oppression within Irish society. This essay examines three of Deevy’s plays: A Disciple (1931), The King of Spain’s Daughter (1935) and Katie Roche (1936). These plays were challenging at a time when the state was rolling back on much of the emancipatory promise of the revolutionary period and when successive Pastoral Letters castigated the immodest behaviour of young Irish women. Of particular interest and note are Deevy’s stage directions, her use of naturalism and her representations of female sexuality. Through her plays, Teresa Deevy was highlighting the shadow side of state nationalism’s rural idylls and Arcadian visions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Estudios Irlandeses;7, pp. 79-91
dc.subject Teresa Deevy en_US
dc.subject Abbey Theatre en_US
dc.subject Irish Free State en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject marriage en_US
dc.subject naturalism en_US
dc.title Sexuality, marriage and women's life narratives in Teresa Deevy' s a disciple (1931), the King of Spain's daughter (1935) and Katie Roche (1936) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-04-18T08:04:24Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1574406
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Estudios Irlandeses
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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