Postcards from the Past: Conceptualizing and Analyzing Correspondence within Teresa Deevy’s Archive and her Correspondence to James Cheasty circa 1952 to 1962

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Abstract

The paper considered the particular challenges of research within women’s literary archives and explores the value of a unique set of documents, comprising mainly letters and postcards, to Irish theatre practice of the nineteen fifties and scholarship of that era. Created by Teresa Deevy, then an established author and playwright, whose dramatic work had been staged in the Abbey, broadcast on Raidió Éireann, and televised by the BBC, the documents considered in this paper were sent to Deevy’s friend and fellow playwright, James Cheasty, a Waterford farmer thirty-four years her junior.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Publication statusUnpublished - 20 Jun 2022
EventShifting Centres: In the Middle of Nowhere. International Federation for Theatre Research, World Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland: World Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland20-24 JUNE 2022 - The University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 20 Jun 202224 Jun 2022
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Conference

ConferenceShifting Centres: In the Middle of Nowhere. International Federation for Theatre Research, World Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland
Abbreviated titleIFTR Shifting Centres 2022
Country/TerritoryIceland
CityReykjavík
Period20/06/202224/06/2022
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Keywords

  • Teresa Deevy

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