This thesis uses feminist criticism as a means of shedding new light on the Irish political, social, and cultural issues in Sean O'Casey's plays. While traditional critical analysis has often viewed the O'Casey female construct as a symbol of virtue and tenacity, the present study defines these characters more in terms of their patriarchal objectification.
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Kansas, Theatre and Film, 1993. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-86)
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