Teresa Deevy's Wife to James Whelan

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This lecture focused on Teresa Deevy's play written in 1940 but rejected for production by the Abbey Theatre. The lecture considers how Deevy represented the premature ageing of those women in Irish society who did not fill the role of wife and considers the play as a subversive response to Bunreacht na hÉireann (1937).
Period14 Apr 2016
Held atDepartment of Arts
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Teresa Deevy
  • Theatre
  • Theater
  • Irish
  • 1940
  • 1930
  • Irish history
  • marriage