Plays Four

Plays Four

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131619970

Category: Drama

Page: 309

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Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is 'amongst the best half-dozen now writing' (The Times). The first three were all premiered in 1997. After the music-theatre piece, Hotel, came three plays which, as Churchill herself says in her valuable introduction, all came from a similar mindset: they explore ways in which theatre can be undermined from within. This is a Chair is not about what it says it's about; and the double bill that makes up Blue Heart consists of a play that never finishes and a play that's got a virus. Far Away (premiered in 2000) signals a move towards a powerfully unsettling combination of disconnectedness and passionate engagement with big issues: A Number (2002) starts with a man discovering he's been cloned, and Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (2006) looks at the world's hate-filled love affair with America. The volume also includes Churchill's version of Strindberg's A Dream Play, made for the National Theatre in 2005.
Plays Four
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Caryl Churchill
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is 'amongst the best half-dozen now writing' (The Times). The first three were all premiered in 1997. After the
The Theatre of Caryl Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: R. Darren Gobert
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: A&C Black

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
The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Elaine Aston, Elin Diamond
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Caryl Churchill's plays are internationally performed, studied and acclaimed by practitioners, theatre scholars, critics and audiences alike. With fierce imagination the plays dramatise the anxieties and terrors of contemporary life. This Companion presents new scholarship on Churchill's extraordinary and ground-breaking work. Chapters explore a cluster of major plays in relation
Caryl Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Elaine Aston
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

First published in 1997.
Churchill Plays: 1
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Caryl Churchill
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-10 - Publisher: A&C Black

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