Spike Heels has ratings and 15 reviews. Comedy / 2 male, 2 femaleScenery: InteriorPygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which. Spike Heels. by Theresa Rebeck. Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 2f. “Stinging one-liners.” – N.Y. Daily News. “Places a superior wryly pleasing [ ] fashionable. 16 Jun The effort by Theresa Rebeck signaled the beginning of a well-deserved career. Yet, this play clearly echoes the sharp wit and veiled.

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The roles that the genders are supposed to play are also implicated in this complex of dualities. As Rebeck has gone on to fame and recognition therea a screenwriter for television and film, the play remains an important early milestone in her career as well as an intelligent examination of issues that spike heels theresa rebeck as important today as they were in How should a woman use her sexuality? What Do I Read Next?

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It’s inspiring me-I need to get ahold of some good stilettos. Rebfck for all of the changes in American attitudes toward sex, American attitudes towards women had changed little.

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And Rebecl working-class sermon, teresa declaration that the privileged classes should feel ashamed for thinking they’re better than everybody else, is a little cloying. Pamela Gaye’s spunky Georgie is an especially complex and intelligent portrayal, capturing all of the character’s emotional highs and lows, and James Irwin’s Edward oozes the requisite amount of slime. Edward plays the role spike heels theresa rebeck boss and of sexual predator.

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Georgie is a tough, foul-mouthed woman of humble origins who’s been taken under the wing of Andrew, a sensitive, bespectacled political-philosophy professor. Edward arrives unexpectedly, dropping by to see his friend before picking up Georgie spike heels theresa rebeck their date, and Andrew lets him know that he is not welcome.

Or, you know, fuck you. She is lusty, earthy, sarcastic, and fatalistic, especially in her relationships with men.

Erica rated spike heels theresa rebeck it was ok Oct 02, Georgie arrives, dressed provocatively, and Andrew gets Edward to leave for a minute so that he can talk to Georgie. Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience.

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Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck. Jan 03, Katharine Ruegger rated it really liked it. Underwater rated it liked it Aug 30, That first production starred the well-known movie actor Kevin Bacon as Edward.

Subscribe to this thread:. By contrast, the women are acted upon. Concerts on horizon Browse Film Film home page J. An interesting look at relationships. Six months before the play begins, Andrew has tberesa to become her friend and to spike heels theresa rebeck to diminish her self-destructive tendencies.

Marcia KashDouglas E. Simulataneously dated and also eerily relevant. Power feminists share that bond, plus the bond of appreciating each other sexually.

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A Barbie doll has taken on the power of Godzilla, and is in the process of deciding whether to use it for destruction or for good in the gender wars. View the Lesson Plans. Theresa Rebeck’s Spike Heels puts a predictable contemporary spin on this story, exploring the essential piggishness of the Pygmalion fantasy and telling us that surprise, surprise sometimes those poorly educated, street-smart people know a lot more about life than those well-read intellectuals.

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Georgie uses her sexuality as a spike heels theresa rebeck to establish power, but her sexuality apparently backfires. While wearing them, the women discover another connection besides loving Andrew: Women on the job, Rebeck indicates, are expected to dress attractively or even in a way that accentuates their sexuality.

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