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Character Sketches of Woman in Act I of "Top Girls"

Summary: Character sketches of the five powerful women introduced in Act I of "Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill are Isabella Bird, Lady Nijo, Dull Gret, Pope Joan and Patient Griselda. The first act introduces feminist themse, such as the universal female experience.
The first act of the play Top Girls by Caryl Churchill clearly introduces feminist themes. Marlene, the host and the main character, hosts a dinner party in a restaurant in London to celebrate her promotion to Managing Director of an Employment Agency called `Top Girls'. Her five guests are powerful women from the past which are Isabella Bird, Lady Nijo, Dull Gret, Pope Joan and Patient Griselda. Throughout the party, the guests narrate their individual life stories, constantly interrupting and overlapping each other.

This Act clearly describes the universal female experience. The beauty of the Act lies in the fact that Caryl Churchill combines women from the past with the Modern World to signify and demonstrate the condition of women throughout the ages. This Act also displays the power of men and how women had to imitate men to become...

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