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Series: Student editions
Publication Date: 15 Jul 2008
Subject: Performing arts
Suitable for: Secondary
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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
What kind of play
The play world - a world of women
Themes and context
The New Woman
Women and work
Women and politics
The play in performance - how many actors?
Questions for further study