Tag Archives: Irish Women and Drama

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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Mythology in Irish Drama and its impact on Cultural Identity

Mythology is a collection of beliefs and ideologies wrapped into stories which are passed down and studied from one generation to another and help to shape our morals and identity on both an individual and cultural level. In Irish performance pieces we find the influence of mythology which offer us a glimpse into the Irish […]



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Magdalene Laundries

For my project, I am proposing to write a research paper on how the women in the Magdalene Laundries were viewed by the Catholic Church. In a highly Catholic society women in Ireland were expected to act a certain way and reputation was very important. Young women who had illegitimate children, who were raped, or […]



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Modern day “Feminism” Changes the Traditional Role of Caretaker for Irish Women

Irish plays have always been a way to represent what was going on in the culture at a particular time period. Plays have been a way to really explain particular issues to the general public that may not have been talked about otherwise. Plays are also great to use as reference point for how much […]



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Women in the IRA: Feminist Freedom through “Terrorism?”

            I chose to explore the roles that women played in the operation of the Irish Republican Army throughout 20th century because I was interested in the IRA as an artifact of Irish history and how they were involved in the struggle for an independent Ireland. The influence that the […]



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