‘What Tessa Did At School’ is an analysis of how schoolgirl theatrical activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford influenced Teresa Deevy’s dramaturgical practice.
This lecture provides an overview of the innovative theatre practice in which Teresa Deevy engaged as a student of St Mary’s, Waterford. Dr Kate McCarthy and Dr Úna Kealy, lecturers in the School of Humanities Waterford Institute of Technology, explore how Teresa Deevy’s extra-curricular activities and experience of theatre practice were aesthetically informed by the Irish literary and cultural revival. The lecture also considers how the social, cultural and political issues explored by the girls in St. Mary’s form the intellectual and creative groundwork to Deevy’s later dramatic work, in particular her 1931 play ‘In Search of Valour’.
This event will be presented as a recorded lecture on the Waterford In Your Pocket Facebook page at 6pm and the Theatre Studies at WIT Facebook page at 7:30pm.
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Genres: Heritage / Literature / Theatre
No Booking Required