Reinterpreting History and Restructuring Female Identities in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good



The purpose of this study is to examine representation of marginal female identities and how history is reinterpreted to demonstrate the constant position of women in Carly Churchill’s play Top Girls and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play Our Country’s Good. It discusses the representation of women identities with an exploration of female subjectivity, “personal is political” feminism and the establishment of a new female self in a patriarchal society. Both Churchill and Wertenbaker draw attention to historical subjects and past time, which make the history play an important role in writing their dramas. 


women’s theatre and history, women identities, socialist feminism, personal is political

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