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.

Brenton Plays: 1

Christie in Love; The Churchill Play; Weapons of Happiness; Epsom Downs; Sore Throats; Magnificence

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Author: Howard Brenton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408160870

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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Howard Brenton is one of Britain's best-known and most controversial dramatists Christie in Love is based on the story of John Christie, the 19th century serial killer, "like Genet, [Brenton] feels for the outcast...But he's less sentimentally involved with his criminals, clearer about his ultimate strategy to show the unreality of straight lines in a curved universe, of the roles society forces on us." (Observer). "Doing our 'umble best, Ma'am to wreck society", Magificence puts the small people and their protests against the bourgeois state on stage; it was described as "A wonderful piece of theatre; annexing whole new chunks of modern life and presenting them in a style at once fruitful and magnified." (The Times) In The Churchill Play, Brenton brings Churchill back to life to view the future that he invented for England and "Brenton finds a way of making us look again at the past which has shaped the future into which he sees us drifting" (New Society). Weapons of Happiness is "a vision of revolution which is quite extraordinary in its creative ambiguity, its richness, its power to stimulate, to threaten and to inspire" (Sunday Times) while Epsom Downs "echoes Bartholomew Fair: a great public festival, held on common land and pulling in punters of every degree...a teaming, Bruegel-like composition" (The Times) The last play in this collection Sore Throats, is a witty and harsh examination of sexual proclivities from within and outside marriage: "No recent play compares for theatrical power and painful bravado." (Observer)

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.

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.

The stamp of humanity

Individuum, Identität, Gesellschaft und die Entwicklung des englischen Dramas nach 1956

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Author: Bernhard Reitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884760970

Category: Drama

Page: 697

View: 5158

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

View: 5467

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)

Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

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Author: Chris Megson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

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.

Plays, one

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Author: Peter Nichols

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 376

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Plays : 1

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Author: Christina Reid

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 343

View: 9876

A collection of plays by one of Ireland's finest dramatists of the 80s and 90s Tea in a China Cup focuses on the differing experiences of three generations of women in a working-class Belfast Protestant family, a tapestry of tales linked by the central character Beth, torn between the influence of traditions and the rejection of gentility and respectability. Did You Here the One About the Irishman? shows how both nationalists and loyalists are dependent on one another; Joyriders, grew out of the work Reid did with residents at the notorious Davis Flats estate and is structured around the day-to-day activities of four Catholic teenagers on a youth training scheme running at a now-disused textile mill in Belfast and plays on the idea of Britain taking a joy-ride through Ireland; The Belle of Belfast city shows Dolly, a former music-hall star whose bawdy songs and unconventional antics conjure a magical Belfast far removed from that represented by her nephew Jack, a hardline loyalist politician. My Name, Shall I Tell You My name? is "Fierce, poignant…a formidable portrait of intransigent, archaic patriotism" (The Times) and Clowns (the sequel to Joyriders) is a "warmhearted, compassionate play". (The Guardian)

The Plays of Caryl Churchill

Theatre of Empowerment

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Author: Amelia Howe Kritzer

Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Power (Social sciences) in literature

Page: 217

View: 516

This critical study of Caryl Churchill's work looks at her radio plays and television plays and her other radical and feminist plays which have been performed in the Royal Court Theatre.

FMT

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Plays, One

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 149

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Always controversial, Euripides' plays are now celebrated for the subtlety of their characterization and their unorthodox dramatic style. This volume contains three of his tragedies: Medea; The Phoenician Women; and Bacchae.

Death is-- not

Repräsentationen von Tod und Sterben im zeitgenössischen britischen Drama

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Author: Annette Pankratz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Death in literature

Page: 398

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About Churchill

The Playwright and the Work

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Author: Philip Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 6413

In About Churchill, Philip Roberts presents not only an analysis of Caryl Churchill's published work, but also an account of eleven of her unpublished pieces, lent by the playwright. Alongside a survey of the plays, the book includes comment from directors, actors, designers, dancers, a choreographer and a composer, and demonstrates her unceasing experimentation and moral courage over more than forty years.

"Deceivers"

A Play in One Act

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Author: William Churchill De Mille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 16

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Polygraph

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Author: Robert Lepage,Marie Brassard,Gyllian Raby

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Summer, Quebec City. Following the brutal murder of a young woman, police suspicion rests on one of her close friends, Francois, a student of political science. Meanwhile, a coroner conducts the gruelling autopsy. Based on an uncanny series of interwoven true stories, Polygraph is a play noir: part metaphysical thriller, part murder mystery and part love story, played out in a riveting series of overlapping and shifting perspectives.

Bondagers

& The straw chair

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Author: Sue Glover

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 150

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Two plays of haunting lyricism by one of Scotland's most dynamic playwrights. Bondagers, winner of the LWT Plays on Stage Award in 1990, draws out the shadowy figures of women exploited as cheap agricultural labor in the Border country of the last century, as their voices echo across the fields in a powerful chorus. In The Straw Chair, set in the first half of the eighteenth century, seventeen-year-old Isabel and her minister husband arrive on the remote island of Hirta (St. Kilda). Their encounter with the island's inhabitants, and especially the disturbing Rachel of Grange, will change their lives forever. "She has the ability to make words not only sing but define character as well ... Her wonderful ear for Scottish cadence allows us to enter fully into the world she creates."—Time Out