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Caryl Churchill, hailed by Tony -Kushner as "the greatest living English language playwright," has turned her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning--how might a man feel to discover that he is only one in a number of identical copies. And which one of him is the original. ...
A Number
Caryl Churchill, hailed by Tony -Kushner as "the greatest living English language playwright," has turned her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning--how might a man feel to discover that he is only one in a number of identical copies. And which one of him is the original. . . ? Caryl Churchill is the author of some twenty plays including Cloud Nine, Top Girls, The Skriker, Blue Heart and Far Away. "A Number confirms Chuchill’s status as the first dramatist of the 21st century. On the face of it, it is human cloning... Like all Churchill’s best plays, A Number deals with both the essentials and the extremities of human experience... The questions of this brilliant, harrowing play asks are almost unanswerable, which is why they must be asked” - Sunday Times "Caryl Churchill’s magnificent new play only last an hour but contains more drama, and more ideas, than most writers manage in a dozen full-length works.” - Daily Telegraph "Caryl Churchill’s never stands still. After the dystopian nightmare of Far Away, she now comes up with a challenging new form of moral inquiry. And the key question she asks in this play is from what the essential core of self derives: from nature or nurture, genetic inheritance or environmental circumstance?” - Guardian
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A Number

by Caryl Churchill
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I'm walking down the street and there's a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I've seen before. Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, ...
Escaped Alone
I'm walking down the street and there's a door in the fence open and inside there are three women I've seen before. Three old friends and a neighbour. A summer of afternoons in the back yard. Tea and catastrophe. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, in a production directed by James Macdonald.
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Escaped Alone

by Caryl Churchill
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With an introduction by Graham Whybrow, literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, this anthology collects the defining plays of the 1980s and 1990s in one volume - Top Girls 'The best British play ever from a woman dramatist' (The Guardian) Hysteria 'One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining ...
Modern Drama: Plays of the '80s and '90s: Top Girls; Hysteria; Blasted; Shopping and F***ing; The Beauty Queen of Leenane
With an introduction by Graham Whybrow, literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, this anthology collects the defining plays of the 1980s and 1990s in one volume - Top Girls 'The best British play ever from a woman dramatist' (The Guardian) Hysteria 'One of the most brilliantly original and entertaining new plays I have seen in years' (The Sunday Times) Blasted 'Her dialogue is both sparse and stunning. They will call her mad, but then they said that about Strindberg' (Mail on Sunday) Shopping and F***ing 'A real coup de theatre' (Evening Standard) The Beauty Queen of Leenane 'The most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist ...a born storyteller' (New York Times)The result is a collection of must reads that's excellent value for students and theatre fans alike.
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29.74 USD

Modern Drama: Plays of the '80s and '90s: Top Girls; Hysteria; Blasted; Shopping and F***ing; The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh, Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, Terry Johnson, Caryl Churchill
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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 ...
Churchill Plays: v.2: Softcops ; Top Girls ; Fen ; Serious Money
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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Churchill Plays: v.2: Softcops ; Top Girls ; Fen ; Serious Money

by Caryl Churchill
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This volume 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' ...
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
This volume 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
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Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

by Caryl Churchill
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Premiered at the Royal National Theatre, this extraordinary new play by one of Britain's leading playwrights combines English folk tales with modern urban life. In terms of its language alone, it is as exciting and challenging on the page as on the stage. The play follows the Skriker, 'a shapeshifter ...
The Skriker
Premiered at the Royal National Theatre, this extraordinary new play by one of Britain's leading playwrights combines English folk tales with modern urban life. In terms of its language alone, it is as exciting and challenging on the page as on the stage. The play follows the Skriker, 'a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged, ' in its search for love and revenge as it pursues two young women to London, changing its shape at every new encounter. Along with the Skriker come Rawheadandbloodybones, the Kelpie, the Green Lady, Black Dog and more, till the whole country is swarming with enticing and angry creatures that have burst from the underworld.
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The Skriker

by Caryl Churchill
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Love and Information
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14.650000 USD

Love and Information

by Caryl Churchill
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Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 - 2000
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26.240000 USD

Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 - 2000

by Susannah Centlivre, Githa Sowerby, Cicely Hamilton, Enid Bagnold, Caryl Churchill, Aphra Behn
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This short play by Caryl Churchill was an entry in the 1997 London International Festival of Theatre.
This is a Chair
This short play by Caryl Churchill was an entry in the 1997 London International Festival of Theatre.
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11.14 USD

This is a Chair

by Caryl Churchill
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Cloud Nine
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Cloud Nine

by Caryl Churchill
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Serious Money is a Jonsonian satire about capitalism running rampant and unchecked. All money corrupts and serious money corrupts absolutely in the play's world of shady financial deals, insider trading and get rich quick wheeler dealers of both sexes. Not only does the play capture almost every aspect of dirty ...
Serious Money
Serious Money is a Jonsonian satire about capitalism running rampant and unchecked. All money corrupts and serious money corrupts absolutely in the play's world of shady financial deals, insider trading and get rich quick wheeler dealers of both sexes. Not only does the play capture almost every aspect of dirty dealing and money grubbing from London to Wall Street, but it does so in extremely ingenious rhymed couplets!3 women, 5 men, 11 women or men
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Serious Money

by Caryl Churchill
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With her finger as always on the pulse of our deepest concerns, in A Number , Caryl Churchill turns her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning - how might a son feel to discover that he is only one of a number of identical copies. And how ...
A Number
With her finger as always on the pulse of our deepest concerns, in A Number , Caryl Churchill turns her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning - how might a son feel to discover that he is only one of a number of identical copies. And how would the father feel confronted by these reproachful clones ...? First staged in 2002 to huge acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre, London, with Michael Gambon as the father and Daniel Craig as the sons, A Number is revived at Sheffield in October 2006 with real-life father and son, Timothy and Samuel West, playing the leads.
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18.57 USD

A Number

by Caryl Churchill
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Marlene thinks the eighties are going to be stupendous. Her sister Joyce has her doubts. Her daughter Angie is just frightened. Since its premiere in 1982, Top Girls has become a seminal play of the modern theatre. Set during a period of British politics dominated by the presence of the ...
Top Girls
Marlene thinks the eighties are going to be stupendous. Her sister Joyce has her doubts. Her daughter Angie is just frightened. Since its premiere in 1982, Top Girls has become a seminal play of the modern theatre. Set during a period of British politics dominated by the presence of the newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Churchill's play prompts us to question our notions of women's success and solidarity. Its sharp look at the society and politics of the 1980s is combined with a timeless examination of women's choices and restrictions regarding career and family. This new Student Edition features an introduction by Sophie Bush, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK prepared with the contemporary student in mind. METHUEN DRAMA STUDENT EDITIONS are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. A well as the complete text of the play itself, this volume contains: * A chronology of the play and the playwright's life and work * an introductory discussion of the social, political, cultural and economic context in which the play was originally conceived and created * a succinct overview of the creation processes followed and subsequent performance history of the piece * an analysis of, and commentary on, some of the major themes and specific issues addressed by the text * a bibliography of suggested primary and secondary materials for further study.
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15.700000 USD

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill
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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 ...
Traps
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. 'A fascinating script...Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft' - Plays and Players
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Traps

by Caryl Churchill
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Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages ...
Top Girls: York Notes Advanced
Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!
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13.16 USD

Top Girls: York Notes Advanced

by Caryl Churchill
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In this collection of plays from one of our finest dramatists, Caryl Churchill demonstrates her remarkable ability to find new forms to express profound truths about the world we live in. Complete with a new introduction by the author, this volume contains: Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2009): ...
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
In this collection of plays from one of our finest dramatists, Caryl Churchill demonstrates her remarkable ability to find new forms to express profound truths about the world we live in. Complete with a new introduction by the author, this volume contains: Seven Jewish Children (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2009): a short play about seven families wondering how to protect their children, written at the time of the bombing of Gaza by Israel in 2008-9. Love and Information (Royal Court, 2012): a fast-moving kaleidoscope in which more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know. Ding Dong the Wicked (Royal Court, 2012): two families on opposite sides of a war, locked in identical hatred. Here We Go (National Theatre, 2015): a play about dying and being dead. Escaped Alone (Royal Court, 2016): three old friends and an unexpected neighbour have tea in a sunny back yard - and face catastrophes. Pigs and Dogs (Royal Court, 2016): a look at how colonialism crushed the fluidity of sexuality in Africa and brought a new intolerance, exemplified in the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014. Also included are three previously unpublished short plays, each written in response to political events: War and Peace Gaza Piece (2014), Tickets are Now On Sale (2015) and Beautiful Eyes (2017).
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31.59 USD
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Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of 'Top Girls' employment agency. Her guests are five women from the past: Isabella Bird (1831- 1904) - the adventurous traveller; Lady Nijo (b1258) - the mediaeval courtesan who became a Buddhist nun and ...
Top Girls
Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of 'Top Girls' employment agency. Her guests are five women from the past: Isabella Bird (1831- 1904) - the adventurous traveller; Lady Nijo (b1258) - the mediaeval courtesan who became a Buddhist nun and travelled on foot through Japan; Dull Gret, who as Dulle Griet in a Bruegel painting, led a crowd of women on a charge through hell; Pope Joan - the transvestite early female pope and last but not least Patient Griselda, an obedient wife out of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. As the evening continues we are involved with the stories of all five women and the impending crisis in Marlene's own life. A classic of contemporary theatre, Churchill's play is seen as a landmark for a new generation of playwrights. It was premiered by the Royal Court in 1982. Top Girls has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert. You can smell life, and at the same time feel locked in an argument with an agile and passionate mind. (John Peter, Sunday Times)
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15.700000 USD

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill
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The first new Caryl Churchill work in over two years, Blue Heart consists of two short, related plays: in Heart's Desire, a couple waits at the airport for their daughter but the scene refuses to progress; and in Blue Kettle, the words blue and kettle are substituted for other words ...
Blue Heart
The first new Caryl Churchill work in over two years, Blue Heart consists of two short, related plays: in Heart's Desire, a couple waits at the airport for their daughter but the scene refuses to progress; and in Blue Kettle, the words blue and kettle are substituted for other words randomly in a play about a man whose hobby is passing himself off as the long lost son given up for adoption by different women.
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16.72 USD

Blue Heart

by Caryl Churchill
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A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance Independent Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has ...
Serious Money
A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance Independent Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham's production, writing to say that This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated . This student edition contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play, a discussion of the various interpretations and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.
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15.700000 USD

Serious Money

by Caryl Churchill
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Written for Joint Stock, this theatre company's workshop for the play was sexual politics , thus giving Caryl Churchill the idea for her parallel between colonial and sexual oppression. Act I takes place in Victorian Africa, whilst Act II is set in modern London. Much interplay is made of gender ...
Cloud Nine
Written for Joint Stock, this theatre company's workshop for the play was sexual politics , thus giving Caryl Churchill the idea for her parallel between colonial and sexual oppression. Act I takes place in Victorian Africa, whilst Act II is set in modern London. Much interplay is made of gender and colour: for example, Clive, the white settler, has a black servant, Joshua, who is played by a white because he wants to be what the whites want him to be. Hilarious and thought-provoking.
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13.600000 USD

Cloud Nine

by Caryl Churchill
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Here We Go / Escaped Alone: Two Plays
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Here We Go / Escaped Alone: Two Plays

by Caryl Churchill
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Caryl Churchill: 'A dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing...a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting' Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman 'Ms Churchill is one of our best writers...her ...
Top Girls
Caryl Churchill: 'A dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing...a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting' Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman 'Ms Churchill is one of our best writers...her play is brilliantly conceived with considerable wit to illuminate the underlying deep human seriousness of her theme' Bryan Robertson, Spectator Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a serminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women's experience at a pivotal moment in British history. Told by an eclectic group of historical and modern characters in a continuous conversation across ages and generations, Top Girls was hailed as 'the best British play ever by a woman dramatist' (Guardian). Commentary and notes by Bill Naismith and Nick Worrall
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17.45 USD

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill
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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 ...
Churchill Plays: v.1: Owners ; Traps ; Vinegar Tom ; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire ; Cloud Nine
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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27.250000 USD

Churchill Plays: v.1: Owners ; Traps ; Vinegar Tom ; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire ; Cloud Nine

by Caryl Churchill
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Cloud 9
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Cloud 9

by Caryl Churchill
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Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights. Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the ...
Blue Heart
Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights. Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek's plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus. In Caryl Churchill's ever inventive style, the two plays in Blue Heart pull apart language and structure in a way that is theatrically remarkable and fast paced, in a stirring yet truthful exploration of family and relationships. This edition was published alongside the first major revival of Blue Heart, nearly twenty years after its Royal Court premiere, in a co production by the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, in 2016.
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Blue Heart

by Caryl Churchill
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Spanning a whole decade and embracing a huge range of style and subject matter, this fourth volume of Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as not only the best English language female playwright alive, but simply, one of the best playwrights still writing. She celebrates her 70th birthday in September ...
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Spanning a whole decade and embracing a huge range of style and subject matter, this fourth volume of Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as not only the best English language female playwright alive, but simply, one of the best playwrights still writing. She celebrates her 70th birthday in September 2008. Churchill, who rarely writes about her work and refuses to give interviews, has written an introduction.
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35.48 USD

Caryl Churchill Plays: Four

by Caryl Churchill
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