Tag Archives: Ireland

Factory Conditions in Belfast, Ireland

Women in Ireland had it rough in the early 1900’s. They lived in an oppressive patriarchal society, where having a husband was the difference between total poverty and a chance for financial security. The industrial age of Ireland brought far more hardships, as those who made money by crafting (knitting, sewing, etc.) became obsolete as […]



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Getting Women on Board

The Proposal We plan to create a propaganda campaign targeted towards women in Ireland during the Easter Rising time period. Easter Rising was a rebellion in Ireland, during which the Irish Republican Army “IRA”, fought against the English rule in an attempt to gain independence for Ireland. We believe that if more men had had […]



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Irish Poverty

Throughout the semester, almost all of the plays and movies we have analyzed share a common theme. Poverty and financial hardship have been mentioned in many plays this semester, but dominantly in Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey and Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. The financial struggle in Ireland has contributed to the […]



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FOOTFALLS – LIVING IN THE PAST

ABSTRACT  The main objective of this project is to propose a collection of soundtracks for a play called Footfalls, which was written by the famous Irish novelist and playwright, Samuel Beckett. Initially, it was written in 1975, and it was first performed at the Royal Court Theater, London, in 1976, directed by Beckett himself. The play is roughly […]



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The Women of the Easter Rising

Written by Anthony Libardi The Easter Rising of 1916 was incredibly important to Ireland’s history, and was one of the first steps toward Irish independence. At the time of writing, this month, April 2016, is the one-hundredth anniversary of the Rising. Because of this, it has not been more relevant and important as it is […]



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