American playwright William Mastrosimone wrote this play after talking with a rape victim. His programme notes make for harrowing reading as. Drama / Characters: 1 male, 3 femaleScenery: InteriorThe Associated Press described Extremities as “a searing play about rape.” This incredibly gripping drama. Extremities plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and William Mastrosimone’s _Extremities _is inspired by the fantasy of taking control.

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Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Marjorie is home alone when Raul wliliam 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 msstrosimone her fireplace.

When Terry and Patricia, Marjorie’s roommates, come home, they are shocked and begin discussing how to handle the situation: Published November 8th by Samuel French, Inc. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Extremitiesplease sign up. Lists with Wwilliam Book. 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. A woman is almost raped and in a extemities of events she manages to subdue and lock up her exrtemities 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. Oct 02, Katya added it.

Definitely read the mastrlsimone 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, 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, Kiki rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Heather rated it really liked it Jan 25, Nancy Connors rated it liked it Feb 15, 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, Levy rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Catie Kelly rated it liked it Apr 25, Curt Pangracs rated it really liked it Jun 21, Kimberly rated it really liked it Aug 02, Foxygiraffe rated it really liked it Dec 17, Elphabian rated it really liked it Jan 22, Extremites rated it did not like it Aug 05, Valory Lawrence rated it really liked it Feb 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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