Hidden in Plain Sight: Five Irish Women Playwrights


This course explores the work of five women who wrote for the Irish stage during the 20th century. Participants will read plays and discuss the life and times of playwrights whose contributions have been overshadowed by the more famous names of the Irish theatrical “canon”, including Yeats, Synge, and O’Casey. Beginning with Lady Augusta Gregory, founder of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and co-author of several works previously attributed solely to W. B. Yeats, the course will span approximately 100 years of Irish drama. In addition to Gregory, over four nights, students will discuss the work of Teresa Deevy, Anne Devlin, Marie Jones, and Marina Carr. Join us as we celebrate the work of these five Irish women playwrights, and explore the representation of women in Irish theatre.

4 sessions. Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. October 7-28.

Class fee: $80

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Dr. Steven Griffith at sjgriff5388@gmail.com and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 

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