Who is Dull Gret?

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Dull Gret

The character, Dull Gret, is based on the subject of the painting Dulle Griet by Pieter Breughel. The subject is a woman wearing an apron and armed with tools of male aggression - armor, helmet, and sword. Leading a mob of other women dressed in aprons, she charges into Hell fighting the devils and filling her basket with gold cups.

Throughout the most of the dinner scene, Dull Gret has little to say, and often says only crude remarks, such as "Bastard" and "Big cock", when she does say something. She also steals food, stuffing it in her apron for later. However, at the end of the scene, Gret finally shares something about herself. When she begins to talk, Marlene silences everyone to listen to what she has to say.

"Top Girls" by Caryl Churchill | What is the dinner scene about? | Who is Caryl Churchill? | Women in the Workforce - Good or Bad? | Who is Isabella Bird? | Who is Lady Nijo? | Who is Dull Gret? | Who is Pope Joan? | Who is Patient Griselda? | Where can I find more information?

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