The Gut Girls

Topics: Social class, Middle class, Working class Pages: 3 (1115 words) Published: June 3, 2015
The Gut Girls – Sarah Daniels
About the playwright:
British playwright born in 1957.
She first became popular when her play was performed at the Royal Court in 1981. She is a contemporary playwright where she tackles challenging feminist issues such as: violence, pornography and sexual abuse. She has worked for the theatre, radio and television (specifically female directors and actors). About the play:

Teddy Kiendl: Artistic Director at the Albany Empire Theatre, Deptford asked Daniels in May 1888, if she would like to write a piece set in Deptford. Based around young women who worked in the Cattle Market who is turned into a domestic servants by the Duchess of Albany. The play contrasts the social lives of the working class with the social lives of the upper class making links to the different lifestyles each class possess. First performed at Albany Empire, London on 2nd November 1988. Action takes place in Deptford at the turn of the century.

Said to be an accurate deception of the minority of women in Victorian England but also said to relate with today’s society as well (the violence towards women and girls). Themes:
Social status – the contrasting classes are explored vigorously throughout this performance, showing the contrast between upper and lower class individuals.
Social context (1900):
Women were meant to present themselves as ladies and were supposed to be respectable and well tamed. Being a ‘gut girl’ in this era was considered to be low with all of the social classes. Women were ‘meant’ to get married and live a life with their husbands; it was seen as undesirable when a woman wasn’t married. It was acceptable to marry and having children young but it was unacceptable for a woman to have a child without being married. There was a clear contrast between the classes, e.g. – the upper class were seen to be extravagant and would have the ‘ideal’ lifestyle whereas the lower class had low paid jobs and hard living circumstances. People...
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