Category Archives: Irish Women and Drama

Juno and the Paycock, Twinkle Toes – Women and indirect relationships with the IRA

My proposal focuses on the IRA and how the organization affected women. Characters from Juno and the Paycock as well as characters from Twinkle Toes would be used as subjects for the analyzation. These two pieces possess strong female leads and so they provide a better insight into the effects of the IRA. Because of […]



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Contributions of Women for Irish Nationalism

Over the last few centuries, the paradigm of Irish culture experienced a social shift in which women continually develop themselves within the spotlight of cultural iconicism. Various women through their social commentary, written works, plays, and acts of rebellion mark stark cultural significance in regards to Irish identity. These actions combined with the context of […]



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What do the two performance pieces, Juno and the Paycock and Twinkletoes, tell us about how the IRA affects women?

I am proposing to write a research paper on the how the Irish Republic Army has an impact on women. The paper would specifically look at two different performance pieces, that contain strong female leads. In Juno and the Paycock, the mother loses her son to the IRA. In Twinkle Toes the main character is […]



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The History of The Religious Conflicts in Ireland

Religious Conflict in Ireland Religion is a source of conflict all around the world.  This is incredibly evident throughout Irish history.  During the early days there was conflict between the ideas of the original Pagan beliefs and the beliefs of Catholicism that spread throughout Ireland.  Later there was conflict with the Catholics and Protestants.  These […]



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