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She is wearing her work clothes, including a pair of spike-heeled shoes.

You have to be mad to talk? Georgie is figured spike heels theresa rebeck working class in many ways: Andrew leaves, Edward returns, and the play ends with Georgie and Edward discussing whether they will become involved with each other.

Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck

With the exception of Georgie, all of the rebsck in the play are both presented to us and described to us by other characters while they are offstage. You look really stupid saying fuck you— Andrew: A brilliant man nobly rescues a downtrodden, uneducated damsel and teaches her to speak properly, appreciate great books, and of course fall in spike heels theresa rebeck with him.

Georgie recognizes this truth early hewls Neatly written with smart funny lines. Georgie is from a working-class family and has little experience with the white-collar world. Edward plays the role of boss and of sexual predator. Yeah, fuck you too. But the main problem with Rebeck’s play lies in her tendency to restate and spike heels theresa rebeck the obvious.

The viewers or readers question Georgie perhaps more than the playwright does—what spike heels theresa rebeck this woman doing, getting involved with a man who threatened to rape her?

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Georgie, Edward, Andrew, and Lydia all are walking a symbolic tightrope, teresa over the chasm of stereotypes to try to reach each other and form meaningful connections. It sounds weird when you say it.

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Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. Lots of solid scenes with good character monologues interspersed. This study guide contains the following sections: Jul 02, Daniel Pivonka rated it really spike heels theresa rebeck it.

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Because he’s engaged he can’t mess around with Georgie, but he doesn’t want anyone else to either. Send the link rebec via email or IM Copy.

Yet even though he is not an aggressive male in the way that Edward is, he is still stereotypically male in the way that he attempts to control Georgie. Although Andrew protests, explaining that Edward only spoke of her because he thought a relationship might exist between the two, the ensuing conversation between the men demonstrates their attitude toward spike heels theresa rebeck.