Teresa Deevy's The King of Spain's Daughter

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This lecture focused on a short one-act play written by Deevy in the mid-1930s and looks at how Deevy explored the liminal place of women and their ever restricting freedom in post-treaty Ireland which was curtailing possibilities for young women particularly. The play also suggests that Deevy was using the stage to make a particular stand against the censorship laws of the 1920s and 1930s.
Period30 Apr 2016
Event titleTeresa Deevy Public Lecture Series
Event typeOther
LocationWaterford, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Teresa Deevy
  • Irish theatre
  • theater
  • History
  • 1930
  • censorship