Power of silence: Teresa Deevy returns to Abbey

With Deevy's extraordinary body of work experiencing a revival, Melissa Sihra examines the life of the deaf playwright, whose fate was sealed by her detractors

Struggle: Teresa Deevy lived in an internal world of silence whilst also being silenced by external forces

Once regarded as the playwright who would succeed Sean O'Casey as the next shining light of the Abbey Theatre, Teresa Deevy emerged with gusto in the early 1930s, but just over a decade later had fallen into obscurity.

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