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Top girls

Series: Student editions

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408106037

Publication Date: 15 Jul 2008

Subject: Performing arts

Suitable for: Secondary

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Presents the text of Caryl Churchill's play

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Summary

Presents the text of Caryl Churchill's play

Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a serminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women's experience at a pivotal moment in British history. The narrative is related by an eclectic group of historical and modern characters in a continuous conversation across ages and generations.

This volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations and notes on individual words and phrases.

NOTE: The play text contains strong language including f**k

Contents

Caryl Churchill
Synopsis

Commentary:
What kind of play
The play world - a world of women
Themes and context
The New Woman
Act One
Women and work
Act Two
Women and politics
Act Three
Language
Structure
The play in performance - how many actors?
Further reading

Top Girls:
Act One
Act Two
Act Three

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Questions for further study

Category
NF
Subject
Performing arts
Dewey
822.914
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Publisher
Pub. date
15 Jul 2008
Edition
New Cover Reprint
ISBN
9781408106037
Binding
Paperback
Pages
112
Width
128mm
Height
198mm
Weight
146g
Contents page
Yes
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