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Karen Finley was born in the U.S. in 1956. When she was only fourteen, she became interested in performing. She graduated from a performing arts school in 1981 and then began to perform in theaters. In her performances, she showed people some of the problems in the world.

Karen's The Constant State of Desire was first performed at The Kitchen in New York City in 1986. In this performance she wanted people to notice some of the difficult experiences women have because of men. It soon became controversial. Many people did not feel comfortable with the performance. They thought that Karen hated men too much and was out of control. She was strongly criticized by the newspapers. But some other people thought differently and spoke for her. They said that they felt the experiences Karen showed in this performance were true to life.

Karen hoped that people would think about the sad stories that happen every day. She believed people would understand her and learn some lessons if they could "read" her performances more carefully.

perform, performance 表演
controversial 備受爭議的
1.
According to the reading, what might "The Kitchen" be?
according to 根據
A performance.
A theater.
A restaurant.
A newspaper.
2.
According to the reading, why would The Constant State of Desire be controversial?
It seriously criticized men.
Karen said something bad about newspapers during the performance.
Karen was not well prepared.
The women who performed with Karen were out of control.
3.
What did Karen Finley want to do by performing?
To make money for poor women.
To make more friends.
To become a superstar.
To show people her ideas.