Churchill Plays: 1

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

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472536746

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.
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Churchill

Plays One

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136797734

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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First Published in 1985.
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Plays

One

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415901963

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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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." The volume also contains a new introduction by the author as well as short prefaces to each play.
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Drama + Theory

Critical Approaches to Modern British Drama

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.
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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

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.
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Churchill Plays: 2

Softcops; Top Girls; Fen; Serious Money

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)
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Jack Thorne Plays - One

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.
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Plays : 1

Author: Christina Reid

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 343

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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)
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Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

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.
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The Plays of Caryl Churchill

Theatre of Empowerment

Author: Amelia Howe Kritzer

Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Power (Social sciences) in literature

Page: 217

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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.
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