About the author: Dr. Éibhear Walshe lectures in the Department of Modern English at University College, Cork, Ireland. He was a section editor in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volume IV (2002) and edited Ordinary People Dancing (1993), Sex, Nation and Dissent (1997) and Elizabeth Bowen Remembered (1999). He has just completed a biography of Kate O’Brien and is working on a study of Oscar Wilde and Ireland.2003 0-7734-6635-5
This volume is a welcome re-issuing of the dramatic writings of one of Ireland’s most important women writers. Teresa Deevy’s plays provided a viable female viewpoint on the tensions between individual selfhood and nationhood in Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. This volume includes her most critically acclaimed writing for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre: The King of Spain’s Daughter, Katie Roche and The Wild Goose. It also publishes, for the first time, her compelling radio drama, Supreme Dominion. Deevy’s plays have continued to attract popular interest since her death in 1963, and her importance in terms of modern theatre, Irish studies, and women’s studies cannot be underestimated.