Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 05:04:39 EST
From: Bapopik Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Glass Curtain
What hath "the glass ceiling" wrought?
This is from the New York Post, 21 December 1997, pg. 53:
Hitting theater's "glass curtain"
Why women behind the scenes can't make it on Broadway
By Amy Worthen
(...) She (Susana Tolbert) says she ran up against theater's "glass
curtain," a barrier that female directors, producers and playwrights say has
kept them from the reaching the (sic) top ranks of American theater.
A computer check shows a recent book by Carlo Gebler called THE GLASS
CURTAIN: INSIDE AN ULSTER COMMUNITY. The first "glass curtain" (which
appears to play off Winston Churchill's "iron curtain") is a 1965 symposium
book edited by Raghavan Narasimhan Iyer, THE GLASS CURTAIN BETWEEN ASIA AND
Why do women have all this "glass" everywhere? What's next?
PHILIP GLASS: Beats me. It's driving me crazy.
POPIK: Philip Glass! Last week's Village Voice cover!
PHILIP GLASS: I don't live in a glass house. It doesn't have a glass curtain
and it doesn't have a glass ceiling. I don't even have a glass-bottom boat!
POPIK: Have a heart.
PHILIP GLASS: I DON'T HAVE A "HEART OF GLASS," EITHER!!
POPIK: Women can see right through you.
PHILIP GLASS: IT'S A PANE IN THE GLASS!!!!
POPIK: Do you have any glass slippers? Would you say you live in a Glass
PHILIP GLASS: No! It doesn't have a Glass Key, or a Glass Wall, or a Glass
Sphinx, or a Glass Tomb, or a Glass Cage, or a Glass Web, or a Glass Tower, or
a Glass Mountain!!!!
POPIK: You left out GLASS ALIBI (1946), directed by Lee Wilder.
PHILIP GLASS: I'M SHATTERED!!