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Churchill Plays By Caryl Churchill

Churchill Plays
by Caryl Churchill

Formerly part of the "World Dramatists" series of play collections by classic and modern playwrights, including foreign works in workable and accurate translations, this title and seven others are reissued in a new format under the heading, "World Classics".
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Churchill Plays Summary


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

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 Reviews


Cloud Nine ... ought now to be established as one of the great psycho-sexual comedies of the 20th century. Evening Standard Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine is the cleverist, drollest, most sexily experimental exercise in "compare and contrast" that British theatre has probably ever seen. Daily Telegraph This is the play that established Caryl Churchill as the most imaginatively daring of our major dramatists; and, nearly 30 years after its premiere, it still seems not only remarkably inventive but as sharp about the contradictions of gender as anything that has been written since. The Times

Table of Contents


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

Additional information

GOR001229385
Churchill Plays: v.1: "Owners"; "Traps"; "Vinegar Tom"; "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire"; "Cloud Nine" by Caryl Churchill
Caryl Churchill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1985-05-09
336
0413566706
9780413566706
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