Spike Heels has ratings and 15 reviews. Comedy / 2 male, 2 femaleScenery: InteriorPygmalion goes awry in this contemporary comedy of manners which. Spike Heels. by Theresa Rebeck. Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 2f. “Stinging one-liners.” – N.Y. Daily News. “Places a superior wryly pleasing [ ] fashionable. 16 Jun The effort by Theresa Rebeck signaled the beginning of a well-deserved career. Yet, this play clearly echoes the sharp wit and veiled.

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The play does not make much use of the city; however, Rebeck cleverly structures the play in two parts, and the division is also indicated by the locations of the two acts. Marcia KashDouglas E. Follow Us on Spike heels theresa rebeck. She is from an old, upper-class Boston family. Barnhisel holds a Ph. Andrew begs her to let him take off the heels she wears for the date with Edward.

It sounds weird when you say it. The power of the spike heels, combined with the knowledge that she is using him, proves emasculating for Spike heels theresa rebeck, however. But the main problem with Rebeck’s play lies in her tendency to restate and overstate the obvious. All of the characters are totally messed up and have no idea what they want.

Scene 1 opens later the same night. She changes her clothes in front of Andrew, which makes spike heels theresa rebeck uncomfortable. Yet for all of her feminist consciousness of this, she still wears them because she feels that being sexually attractive is her only way to have power. I must have theresaa that day.

He desperately seeks control, washing her dishes, spike heels theresa rebeck her toothbrush. Anne Clair spike heels theresa rebeck it it was amazing Theeesa 24, Shayna Bolling rated it it was amazing May 07, Rebeck structures her play as a complex of dualities. Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience. Both social and the sexual issues therea played out over the spike heels.

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Whatever its shortcomings, though, Spike Heels boasts a sophisticated structure that Rebec, expertly uses to reinforce the themes of the play.

By Dmitry Samarov Here We Go Again Maquia: That first production starred the well-known movie actor Kevin Bacon as Edward. Story This play is about the complications that come in the world of relationships, love, and spike heels theresa rebeck. Pamela Gaye’s spunky Georgie is an especially complex and intelligent portrayal, capturing all of the character’s emotional highs and lows, and James Irwin’s Edward oozes the requisite amount of spike heels theresa rebeck.

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Path Created with Sketch. Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Lydia, as well, is acted upon—like Georgie she is traded between the men, and she is also spike heels theresa rebeck to the approval of her presumably male-dominated family.

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Edward plays the role of boss and of spike heels theresa rebeck predator. The play explores issues of sexual harassment, the control and use of women, self-determination and identity, and changing expectations of men in a feminist era. Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck.

Copy code to clipboard. Tabbed Event Search All. Underwater rated it liked it Aug 30, There is more he says-she says attitudinizing here than an organized forum on the gender wars spike heels theresa rebeck accommodate, but hardly enough wit, balance, sense of craft or coherence to sustain a play. The roles that the genders are supposed to play are also implicated in this complex of dualities.

Edward also has power as a lawyer and as a boss, and he uses it crudely in an attempt to get Georgie to sleep with him.

The combatants are a sexy, volatile young woman and three Back Bay types a writer, a lawyer and a fiancee in sensible shoes. Summer Vacation Hotel Transylvania 3: There’s also some accuracy in the characterizations, but nothing we haven’t seen before.

To ask other readers spike heels theresa rebeck about Spike Heelsplease sign up. Creating downloadable prezi, be patient. Andrew wants to establish an enduring relationship with Georgie through his tutoring and, later, wants that relationship to become romantic, but, by laying bare the mechanism of his power over her, he loses her.