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. SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)
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The Maiden Stone (NHB Modern Plays)

Author: Rona Munro

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780017855

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A wild and fantastical tale set in nineteenth-century north-east Scotland. Winner of the first ever Peggy Ramsay Award Down-on-her-luck, out-of-work actress Harriet and her family are wandering the roads of Scotland looking for food, shelter, and the opportunity to perform. But they are not the only ones travelling the highways and byways – there's tinker and storyteller Bidie along with her family, always looking for a break; and the dangerously beguiling stranger Nick, whose presence on the road just might be more of a curse than a blessing... 'a wild rumbustious mix of fantasy and fable, it has all the rough edges and monstrous scope of a work of genius – frighteningly good' - Scotsman 'a vigorous and appealing play about the travails of Harriet, an early 19th-century actress, and her family – this play reveals the life of an actress as an astonishing test of physical stamina' - Observer
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Plays Four

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595409

Category: Drama

Page: 309

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Plays

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, 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.
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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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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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Hotel

In a Room Anything Can Happen

Author: Caryl Churchill,Second Stride (Organization)

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854593375

Category: Drama

Page: 26

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Hotel is in two parts. In the first, Eight Rooms, fourteen people - tourists, couples, business people - spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, and their stories overlap and interweave, creating an exhilarating collage of words, voices, music and choreographed movement. In the second part, a dance piece, we see two nights happening at the same time. Two people find different ways to disappear, while a diary found in the hotel room tells of another extraordinary disappearance. With words by Caryl Churchill, music by Orlando Gough and direction/movement by Ian Spink, Hotel was premiered by Second Stride, who have pioneered a unique brand of performed event. This volume contains Churchill's witty libretto, plus articles on the making of Hotel.
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