Stage Door. Themes

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Misogyny

It was not surprising that "Stage Door" by playwrights George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber contained strong elements of misogyny. The young girls who live in the Footlights Club in New York City are all aspiring stage actresses. The girls discuss beating the street all day trying to get in to see a manager or an agent in hopes of learning of an audition or being considered for a part in a play. The agents and managers that are referred to are all men. It is 1936, and the chances that any women were in charge of casting a play are slim to none.

Madeleine and Judith are double dating with two men one evening. The men had not been at the Footlights Club before and are waiting in the main room. They discuss that knowing where a bunch of single young actresses live is a good thing. This...

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