These are some aspects of identity that are explored through Churchill's play; Top Girls...
- Isabella: "my father taught me Latin although I was a girl"
- talking about religion - never completely free... bound by tradition and gender
- Joan: "I dressed as a boy... Women weren't / allowed in the library"
- wearing thin silk...
- all characters in this act, like Marlene, have changed their lives in some way
- Isabella: "some people tried to sell girl babies to Europeans for cameras or stew!"
- Nijo (talking about her baby): "it was only a girl but I was sorry to lose it"
- all sitting at a table and chatting - male like actions in the times
- Women talking about their obedience towards men... sacrifices they have made
- e.g. Griselda has given up her babies to prove her feelings for Walter
- Joan says she never "obeyed anyone" and they all obeyed her... because she was dressed up as a MAN...
- irony is that they are all there to celebrate Marlene's achievement but they all get going and talking about themselves - egocentric? Joan…