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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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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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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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Women in Wartime: Breaking Free From Gender Roles

For my project, I analyzed the Irish Freedom Movement and the Women’s Movement. The period I’m looked at is rather large, starting in 1916 with the Easter Rising to the Good Friday Agreement, signed on April 10th, 1998. Generally, when we think of war we think of men going off to fight while the women […]



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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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