Cloud 9

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854590909

Category: Africa

Page: 87

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A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud Nine is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, and money. Caryl Churchill's play Cloud Nine was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979. It has since been staged all over the world.
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Three

Author: Caryl Churchill,Orlando Gough,David Lan,Ian Spink

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854593429

Category: Drama

Page: 344

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Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains: Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution The Skriker - a 'spellbinding' piece combining English folk tales with modern urban life Thyestes - a 'bleakly eloquent new translation of Seneca's Roman tragedy' (Sunday Times). Plus two collaborative pieces combining word and dance: Lives of the Great Poisoners - a libretto to music by Orlando Gough and choreography by Ian Spink A Mouthful of Birds - written with David Lan Caryl Churchill has been hailed as 'a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing' The Times
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This is a Chair

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 32

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A stunning new short play by Caryl Churchill
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Icecream

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854590169

Category: Drama

Page: 51

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An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists. 'The idea of Oregon, the word, just the word Oregon really thrills me'. 'You can't help loving England. The green fields. The accents. The pubs.' Set half in the UK and half in the US, Caryl Churchill's play Icecream tells the story of two couples - an American man and wife and an English brother and sister. Implicated in each other's lives more than any of them would wish, their respective love affairs with each other's countries prove difficult to explain. Icecream was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1989.
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The Skriker

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424999

Category:

Page: 64

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In a broken world, two girls meet an extraordinary creature. The Skriker is a shapeshifter and death portent. She can be an old woman, a child, a young man. She is a faerie come from the Underworld to pursue and entrap them, through time and space, through this world and her own. The Skriker was originally produced at the National Theatre, London, in 1994. It was revived at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in 2015, as part of the Manchester International Festival, starring Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and featuring specially commissioned music by Nico Muhly and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. The Skriker is also available in the volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three.
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Far Away

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.
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A Number

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597434

Category: Human cloning

Page: 62

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A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Bernard thought he was an only child. One day he learns the shocking truth: he is just one of a number of clones. Together, he and his father confront epic questions of identity, intimacy and belonging. Caryl Churchill's play A Number pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship. It was originally produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2002, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.
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Traps

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854590954

Category: Performing Arts

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. Caryl Churchill's play Traps was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 1977.
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Plays Four

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595409

Category: Drama

Page: 309

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Love and Information

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422889

Category: English drama

Page: 77

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Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.
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