Repeating and Repeating: Fighting Routine in Marina Carr's Woman and Scarecrow

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Delivered as part of the Artists as Young Women in Irish Theatre History series, this lecture was designed to appeal to anyone who had ever stood in front of a sliced pan wondering how they became a slave to filling a school lunchbox, faced a grubby pile of school uniforms consumed with anxiety as to how they were going to launder it before Monday, or gazed at their reflection wishing themselves thinner, younger or more splendid. Considering the light, shade and vivid imagery of Carr’s dramaturgy in Woman and Scarecrow Dr Kealy reflected on how Carr explores intergenerational repetition and the torment of Tesco, timetables and tedium.
Period19 Mar 2019
Event titlePortraits of the Artist as Young Women: Irish Theatre History Lecture Series
Event typeSeminar
LocationWexford, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Marina Carr
  • Woman and Scarecrow
  • Irish Theatre
  • Irish Theater
  • Feminsm