Churchill

Plays One

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136797734

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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First Published in 1985.

Plays Four

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595409

Category: Drama

Page: 309

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Churchill Plays: 1

Owners; Traps; Vinegar Tom; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire; Cloud Nine

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413566706

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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In Traps, a set of characters meet themselves and their pasts to create "plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapostions"—Plays and Players Vinegar Tom "is set in the world of seventeenth-century witchcraft, but it speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century..."—Tribune Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is set during the Civil War and "unflinchingly shows the intolerance that was the obverse side of the demand for common justice. Deftly, it sketches in the kind of social conditions.. that led to hunger for revolution...The play has an austere eloquence that precisely matches its subject."—The Guardian Cloud Nine sheds light on some of the British Empire's repressed dark side and is "a marvelous play - sometimes scurrilous, always observed with wicked accuracy, and ultimately, surprisingly, rather moving. It plunges straight to the heart of the endless convolutions of sexual mores...and does so with acrobatic wit."—Guardian Owners:"I was in an old woman's flat when a young man offering her money to move came round, that was one of the starting points of the play"—Caryl Churchill The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene with Cloud Nine.

Vinegar Tom

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573619731

Category: One-act plays, English

Page: 73

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Churchill: Shorts

Short Plays

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alps

Page: 304

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Serious Money

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408162067

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance" (Independent) Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham's production, writing to say that "This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated".

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424852

Category:

Page: 96

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Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, set during the English Civil War, tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving and provocative, it speaks of the revolution we never had and the legacy it left behind. In the aftermath of the Civil War, England stands at a crossroads. Food shortages, economic instability, and a corrupt political system threaten to plunge the country into darkness and despair. The Parliament men who fought against the tyranny of the King now argue for stability and compromise, but the people are hungry for change. For a brief moment, a group of rebels, preachers, soldiers and dissenters dare to imagine an age of hope, a new Jerusalem in which freedom will be restored to the land. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1976, the play was revived at the National Theatre in 1996 and again in 2015, in a production directed by Lyndsey Turner.

Top Girls

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140817166X

Category: Drama

Page: 104

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Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of 'Top Girls' employment agency. Her guests are five women from the past: Isabella Bird (1831- 1904) - the adventurous traveller; Lady Nijo (b1258) - the mediaeval courtesan who became a Buddhist nun and travelled on foot through Japan; Dull Gret, who as Dulle Griet in a Bruegel painting, led a crowd of women on a charge through hell; Pope Joan - the transvestite early female pope and last but not least Patient Griselda, an obedient wife out of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. As the evening continues we are involved with the stories of all five women and the impending crisis in Marlene's own life. A classic of contemporary theatre, Churchill's play is seen as a landmark for a new generation of playwrights. It was premiered by the Royal Court in 1982. "Top Girls has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert. You can smell life, and at the same time feel locked in an argument with an agile and passionate mind." (John Peter, Sunday Times)

Far Away

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597441

Category: Social conflict

Page: 44

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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000. SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

Blue Heart

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426009

Category:

Page: 72

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Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights. Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek's plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus. In Caryl Churchill's ever-inventive style, the two plays in Blue Heart pull apart language and structure in a way that is theatrically remarkable and fast paced, in a stirring yet truthful exploration of family and relationships. This edition was published alongside the first major revival of Blue Heart, nearly twenty years after its Royal Court premiere, in a co-production by the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, in 2016.

A Number

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597434

Category: Human cloning

Page: 62

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Traps

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854590954

Category: Drama

Page: 67

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An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls. Like a painting by Escher 'where the objects can exist on paper, but would be impossible in life', Traps is a mindbending dramatic concoction in which the characters can be thought of as living all their possibilities at once.

Mad Forest

A Play from Romania

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573693328

Category: Romania

Page: 103

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Churchill Plays: 2

Softcops; Top Girls; Fen; Serious Money

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177498

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Softcops renders the philosophy of Foucault as a music-hall turn and Victorian freakshow "theatre and history combine to give such intelligent fun" (TLS); Top Girls brings five great and less-than-great women from history together for a dinner party and "has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert" (Sunday Times); Fen scrutinises the lives of the low-paid women potato pickers of the fens (in Eastern England) and "the playwright pins down her poetic subject matter in dialogue of impressive vigour and economy" (Financial Times) while Serious Money is a satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang - "Pure genius...the first play about the city to capture the authentic atmosphere of the place." (Daily Telegraph)

Drama + Theory

Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama

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Author: Peter Buse

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057229

Category: Drama

Page: 204

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Peter Buse illuminates the relationship between modern British drama and contemporary critical and cultural theory. He demonstrates how theory allows fresh insights into familiar drama, pairing well-known plays with classic theory texts. The theoretical text is more than applied to the dramatic text, instead Buse shows how they reflect on each other. Drama + Theory provides not only provides new interpretations of popular plays, but of the theoretical texts as well.

The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

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Author: R. Darren Gobert

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408154536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill documents and analyses the major plays and productions of one of Britain's greatest and most innovative playwrights. Drawing on hundreds of never-before-seen archival sources from the US and the UK, it provides an essential guide to Churchill's groundbreaking work for students and theatregoers. Each chapter illuminates connections across plays and explores major scripts alongside unpublished and unfinished projects. Each considers the rehearsal room, the stage, and the printed text. Each demonstrates how Churchill has pushed the boundaries of dramatic aesthetics while posing urgent political and theoretical questions. But since each maps Churchill's work in a different way, each deploys a different reading practice - for many approaches are necessary to characterise such a restlessly imaginative and prolific career. Through its five interlocking parts, The Theatre of Caryl Churchill tells a story about the playwright, her work, and its place in contemporary drama.

Jack Thorne Plays - One

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Author: Jack Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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Acclaimed for his TV screenplays (Skins; This is England), as well as his original plays and adaptations (Let the Right One In), Jack Thorne is one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today. This collection of Thorne's early plays, with a revealing introduction by the author, includes the following works:When You Cure Me; Stacy; 2nd May 1997; Bunny; Red Car, Blue Car; andMydidae.

The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill

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Author: Elaine Aston,Elin Diamond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521493226

Category: Drama

Page: 193

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Presents new scholarship on the innovative playwright Caryl Churchill, discussing her major plays alongside topics including sexual politics and terror.

Plays, One

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Author: Howard Brenton

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 390

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Howard Brenton is one of Britain's best-known and most controversial dramatists

Fen

A Drama

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Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573619151

Category: Women

Page: 64

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