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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attempts to attack and rape her. The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him tied up in her fireplace. When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie's roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: call the police or take matters into their own hands?
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Jan 22, Vartika Rastogi rated it really liked it. I saw Verite Theatre Group's production of this play at Prithvi Theatre in Juhu today, and it completely blew my mind. Hence, I'm compelled to break a rule here and review the 'book' without having read the text — in action is how theatre is meant to be consumed, after all.
Extremities is a dark and incredibly intelligent play that lays bare, amongst other things, the ineptitude of law and society to bring victims of crimes committed behind closed doors — crimes like attempted rape — to justic I saw Verite Theatre Group's production of this play at Prithvi Theatre in Juhu today, and it completely blew my mind. Extremities is a dark and incredibly intelligent play that lays bare, amongst other things, the ineptitude of law and society to bring victims of crimes committed behind closed doors — crimes like attempted rape — to justice.
While dealing with a sensitive issue and making a strong political and psychological statement, it also manages to be funny in places. Even if you don't read it, definitely try and catch a stage adaptation if you can!
Jan 17, Edward Cheer rated it really liked it. Extremities is a play about a girl who traps her almost-rapist inside her fireplace, while debating with her roommates about what should become of her would-be rapist. It covers a controversial issue about who would be to blame for something like rape. It doesn't advocate it, certainly, but it doesn't take a either side in the argument, it merely notifies that there are two ways of looking at something like this.
It points out the outlying factors to wha Very It points out the outlying factors to what can cause it somewhat like the French film, Irreversible did. It's a very gray topic and an easy one to debate about. I do think that Raul and Marjorie are fascinating characters, but Terry and Patricia are just kind of there. They help raise the stakes for the plot effectively, but they aren't that easy to get interested in.
Along with that, there are some cheesy lines thrown in, and I think the plot would be better if the rape scene wasn't shown. A lot more mystery could be thrown into the plot, if that were the case. It's still a wonderful, quick read that really made me think about this very controversial topic. Dec 30, Sarah rated it really liked it.
This play is dark. Super dark. A woman is almost raped and in a turn of events she manages to subdue and lock up her attempted rapist. She then must decide what to do with him. I like the fact that the play is not afraid to get dirty and allow a female character to have anger and want to act on that anger. I am not a big fan of the ending, however, it felt too politically correct and a bit like a lifetime movie.
Jan 06, Kristina rated it did not like it. This was required reading for acting class. The rape scene was disturbing but the rest of the play was cliche and boring. Jun 24, Bryan Howard rated it really liked it. View 2 comments. Oct 02, Katya added it. Wow--very powerful play. Definitely read the authors notes on the making of the play at the end; that was equally as thought-provoking as the play itself. Jeff rated it liked it Apr 07, Jenny Maloney rated it liked it Mar 31, Justin Quinn rated it really liked it Sep 14, Jim rated it really liked it Jan 31, Scott rated it liked it Dec 18, Danielle Carrozza rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Olga Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Kat rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Trparz rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Nick K rated it really liked it Dec 18, Karina rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Heather rated it really liked it Jan 25, Nancy Connors rated it liked it Feb 15, Kent rated it liked it Mar 27, Mary rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Amanda rated it really liked it Sep 18, Bj rated it liked it Nov 21, Nicole rated it really liked it Jul 27, Judy S.
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IN William Mastrosimone's violent drama, ''Extremities,''. The playwright asks us to believe that. Marjorie, the intended victim, gets away from her attacker, knocks him senseless with a log, blindfolds and binds him, and chains him into the fireplace for safekeeping. What follows is an illustration of vigilante justice, in which Marjorie alternates torture with death threats. Marjorie says that ''before they believe a woman in court, she has to be dead on arrival. When her two roommates return, the play becomes an indictment of the inequities of the criminal justice system. The rapist is an experienced jailhouse lawyer, and he taunts them with the fact that Marjorie can't prove rape, but that he can prove assault.
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Every once in a while a play turns up which has something special to offer. Sometimes it's simply great acting, or a novel idea, or a different take on a subject that's already been done to death. The subject is rape. American playwright William Mastrosimone wrote this play after talking with a rape victim. His programme notes make for harrowing reading as he recounts how the victim's case went to trial but resulted in the rapist being acquitted. Later, he confronted her on the courthouse steps with a warning that he intended attacking her again. It's an ordinary morning.
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A young woman, Marjorie, is attacked in her home by a would-be rapist, Raul, and manages to turn the tables on him, tying him up in her fireplace. Her roommates come home to discover the attacker bound with cords, belts and other household items. Terry and Patricia, the roommates, express different points of view about rape in society. Terry, a rape victim herself as a teenager, believes that Raul will not be convicted because a rape did not actually occur and there is no proof. Patricia believes in the judicial system and insists on calling the police. The three friends also turn on each other at various points in the play, due to Raul's knowledge of each through stalking them.
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