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Top Girls
Caryl Churchill

This empowering play about power, masculinity and femininity explores roles and opportunities for woman in modern society. Set in London during the early 1980s, the play follows Marlene, an ambitious, career-driven businesswoman who made irreversible sacrifices for her success. Dishonesty, aggression and manipulation are her weapons against the oppressive patriarchy. She finally got the promotion to the “Top Girls” employment agency, but her hard choices also have consequences… The drama raises the question of whether one must ‘pass as a man’ to be successful as a woman.

· · 1982

Critical edition

Churchill, Caryl. Top Girls. Bloomsbury, 2008 176 pp., ISBN 9781408106037

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In favour of this entry

  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text