In this article, derived from her doctoral dissertation, the author (a teacher educator in drama in Ireland) presents her students’ initial responses to her performance of a one-woman play, “Goldilocks’s Testimony.” The play, written by the author, concerns the marginalisation of women in workplaces. In the play, women’s “real” experiences of workplace marginalisation are transposed to Fairyland. In this article, the author represents her postgraduate student teachers’ responses to her performance in play script format. In this play script, “The Habits of History” (Olsen, 2003), the students’ responses are also transposed to Fairyland.


Narrative, Gender, Initial Teacher Education, Research Based Play Script

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Dorothy Morrissey works as a teacher educator in drama at Mary Immaculate College, where she is course co-ordinator of the college’s MA in Education and the Arts (META). She also worked for many years as a primary teacher and as a provider of continuing professional development for primary teachers. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation at the University of Bristol (UK). Her dissertation is entitled: A performance-centred narrative inquiry into the gender narratives of postgraduate student teachers. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: dorothy.morrissey@mic.ul.ie.

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