Tally’s Blood looks at the changing roles of women and men.
Rosinella has had a traditional rural Italian upbringing. This has left her with a limited experience of life and contributes to her narrow views.
Luigi still holds traditional views as to the role of women. He wants Lucia to fulfil a similar role – looking after the house and family in Italy.
Massimo too fits in with tradition:
More generally, the play presents a world with double standards about sex.
It is viewed as fine for a man like Franco to go out with a number of women. Women who go out on dates are viewed as
But the play also shows some of these attitudes changing:
she’s not been brought up to work in a shop, running after some man.