Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Girls, Good Times

I wish I could see this version of Top Girls. We discussed the play in my Introduction to Creative Writing class today and it made me want to stage it myself...if I had time for such things (and no, I am not rereading it to prepare for the Thatcher movie...). Once I assigned the text I was worried that it wouldn't be relevant, but alas, it is still very relevant in so many ways. Or, is that nostalgia again? Are we just unable to see, even our art, a possible future? Is it back, back, even the avant garde, back to a time when...when? Even the most complicated times seem innocent, simple, looking back.

Sadly, in terms of women and power I'm not sure we've come very far at all.

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