- Paperback: 72 pages
- Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (January 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822211920
- ISBN-13: 978-0822211921
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The play is both sympathetic and satiric, as an Emily Dickinson-reading "housemother," works to make these students into "ladies" while they explore options never before open to them. Discussions of Women's History courses, references to Father-Daughter Weekend, and interactions among the various women as they explore who they are and who they will become illustrate the changing values of the times. Rita is the dominant figure, a promiscuous and iconoclastic woman who wants to write the great American novel and who refuses to bend to convention.
In contrast to her is Leilah, a shy student who avoids the spotlight and who plans to study anthropology in Iraq after graduation. Other characters include Kate, who plans to attend law school; Samantha, who is in love and believes her primary role is to be wife and mother; Holly Kaplan, who is not sure what she wants her role to be; and Muffet, who becomes "partly liberated" but has yet to define her ultimate goals.Read more ›
It's a time capsule, most forcefully, of the 1970s Women's Movement Early Days--thoughtfully and comically presenting relationships between women, personalities and choices, while probing the question, "What does success really mean? When is enough really enough?"
--Janet Grace Riehl, author Sightlines: A Poet's Diary
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It was in wonderful condition and was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for the great price, too!Published on December 12, 2008 by Sarah M. Hale