Blue Surge Discussion Questions

Rebecca Gilman
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Read a history of prostitution, such as Nils Johan Ringdal's Love for Sale (2005) or William Sanger's History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects Throughout the World (1986). Write a synopsis of that history, including such details as times or countries in which prostitution was looked upon differently. Have attitudes toward prostitution changed in the United States over time? Was prostitution ever legal in America, such as during the development of the West? Are there signs of changing attitudes in the twenty-first century?

The last stage directions of this play mention that Curt and Sandy are sitting at a bar, holding hands and looking into the distance at something they cannot see. What do you think Gilman is referring to by this statement? What could Sandy be trying to see? What about Curt? Use your knowledge of the play but also use your...

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