This five page paper identifies this production as one of the precedent sitters in feminist theatre production. It set the stage for gender issues in the early 1980s. Eight sources are listed.
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theatrical breakthrough, it is not surprising to find that Churchills original production was paramount to the growing awareness of escalating gender issues in the early 1980s. Bibliography lists 8
sources. TLCTpGrl.rtf "TOP GIRLS" BY CARYL CHURCHILL by (c) November 2001 paper properly!
Caryl Churchills Top Girls set a precedent unlike any other feminist theatre production had heretofore accomplished; as such, this unparalleled approach created a combination of difficulties as well as
unusual opportunities for the playwright while preparing the original production. With the critical acclaim inherent to this type of theatrical breakthrough, it is not surprising to find that Churchills
original production was paramount to the growing awareness of escalating gender issues in the early 1980s. "Caryl Churchills comedy classic takes the 1980s by the neck and gives it
a good shake" (Top Girls). Top Girls is indicative of the prolific writers inherent ability to pursue even the complex of feminist concepts. Not unlike her myriad other
works, Churchill appeals to the innermost recesses of the viewers soul as a means by which to impart her particular and personal interpretation of the feminist critical theory. The
author has a long history of reaching out and inviting her audience to experience with her the sometimes intense and often expansive sense of feminism that is clearly portrayed within
her works, and Top Girls is no exception. "Caryl Churchills play, Top Girls, takes a cautionary path toward probable dystopia. The apparently utopian opening scene unfolds into a
grim system where women incorporate many of the negative qualities of male hierarchy" (Ammen 86). One of the most glaring difficulties that plagued the playwright of such an unprecedented