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  • Research one of the five guests from history, literature, and art that come to Marlene's dinner party in act 1, scene 1 of Top Girls. Compare and contrast their lives to Marlene's life, focusing on issues of gender and success.
  • Explore the psychological aspects of the complex relationship between Marlene, Joyce, and Angie. How could Marlene, Joyce, and Angie have avoided their sad situation?
  • Research the state of the women's movement in Great Britain in the 1980s. Should Marlene be considered a feminist? Why or why not?
  • Compare and contrast the public perception of Great Britain's prime minister in 1982, Margaret Thatcher, with Marlene. How were successful women viewed by society in this time period?

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