The book will be launched by Dr Melissa Sihra, Trinity College Dublin
Lisa Fitzpatrick (University of Ulster) and Shonagh Hill (Queen’s University Belfast) are delighted to invite you to the launch of their new book: “Plays by Women in Ireland: Feminist Theatres of Freedom and Resistance”.
This anthology provides access to neglected theatrical work and broadens our understanding of the history of Irish theatre as well as the vital role of women within it. These are plays by authors including Mary Manning, Dorothy Macardle, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Kate O'Brien and Margaret O'Leary: texts which are difficult to access, but which are increasingly visible in Irish theatre scholarship.
This unique collection places the playwrights in dialogue to form a tradition of women's theatrical work that challenges the male-dominated literary canon of Irish theatre, as well as enriching the body of women's theatrical work in the Anglophone world during the interwar years.