And what kind of life can a woman lead when she knows she is being followed, obsessively and perhaps dangerously, by one?
No consensus From the Reviews: Nevertheless, the subtle final scene, in which Theresa tentatively but very movingly emerges from her shell with her male colleagues, reveals a writer who is also capable of great dramatic delicacy. And though Boy Gets Girl is flawed, it is undoubtedly a play that that will make men think and women shudder.
If I have any qualm, it is that Gilman tries too hard to work in every possible viewpoint. The characters are cannily drawn, the dialogue is witty, idiosyncratic, and incisive.
There is genuine suspense and mounting terror and only in one respect some inauthenticity. She runs the risk of being too thematically neat. But everyone performs unpredictably: And we have one of the finest, most disturbing American plays in years.
Gilman has a tragic vision of a society in which men and women cannot see each other as human beings. Yet her social comment grows organically out of credible, unexpected characters Boy Gets Girl grasps at big ideas, but reaches the heart and the head with equal force.
But you may still find its underlying suggestion that men are just waiting to get in touch with their inner stalker is somewhat specious. The writing is not unsubtle. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.
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Boy gets Girl is a stalker drama. Tony, however, sees things differently. Tony sends flowers, Tony calls incessantly, Tony gets completely obsessed.
Theresa grow progressively more concerned.
Tony seems to know her every move. She contacts the police, but they -- in the person of officer Madeleine Beck -- are not exactly reassuring. Have you seen people killed?
Personal relationships are obviously not her strong point, and in the play her relationships are all skewed.Create a FREE account now to: Create a FREE account and get immediate access to.
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