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Bouncers - a historical and cultural context.
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A Historical Context
Bouncers has been changed quite frequently to suit society of the time so we can relate to it, as the audience. For example in the scene where the guys are in the toilet and are comparing testicles, this would have been dramatically disturbing 10 years ago, which is why this shows us as time passed, views of society have changed and taboo subjects have been opened.
From research, it was not until the 1980's that women were able to discuss their bodies with anyone but their husbands, not even their mother or doctor, as it was known to be losing their self-respect.
In bouncers there is a scene whereby the men are checking they have everything they need for a night out which, is including "condoms", this implement would not have been invented earlier on in this century. This section of the play is significant as it shows the audience what effect new implements such as contraception has on society and their behaviour. If contraception had not been invented things may have been relatively different because people would not have taken advantage of the fact that they did not necessarily have to face any
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