Top Girls (Acting Edition S.)

Top Girls (Acting Edition S.)

by Caryl Churchill (Author)


Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull-witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Edition: New
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Published: Sep 1984

ISBN 10: 0573130132
ISBN 13: 9780573130137

Media Reviews
Top Girls has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert. You can smell life, and at the same time feel locked in an argument with an agile and passionate mind. -- The Sunday Times

A dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting. -- New Statesman

One of our best writers her play is brilliantly conceived with considerable wit to illuminate the underlying deep human seriousness of her theme. -- Spectator