Top Girls | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Russell Taylor

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Top Girls.
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Critical Review by John Russell Taylor

SOURCE: A review of Top Girls, in Plays & Players, No. 350, November, 1982, pp. 22-3.

Taylor offers a very mixed assessment of a London performance of Top Girls. He finds both the theme and structure poorly delineated and considers much of the piece "fundamentally … old-fashioned."

In Cloud Nine you could not always quite produce a logical reason why one thing followed another, but somehow you never doubted that it did. Top Girls, Caryl Churchill's new play at the Royal Court, progresses in a similar zigzag way between present and past, realism and outrageous fantasy. The connections are just as much (and just as little) there for the reason to apprehend. And yet, to me at least, the pieces in the puzzle remain determinedly separate, never quite adding up to more than, well, so many fascinating pieces in...

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