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Churchill, Caryl

Overview
Works: 305 works in 936 publications in 7 languages and 19,407 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.H786, 822.914
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Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Book )
86 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
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
Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill( Book )
55 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
Written in 1978, 'Cloud Nine' was first performed at Dartington College of Arts, Devon, on 14 February 1979. The two acts form a contrapuntal structure and the play uses controversial portrayals of sexuality and obscene language to establish a parallel between colonial and sexual oppression. Its humour depends on incongruity and the carnivalesque, and helps to convey Churchill's political message about accepting people who are different and not dominating them or forcing them into particular social roles
Serious money by Caryl Churchill( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 libraries worldwide
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""
Far away by Caryl Churchill( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
"In the first scene of Far Away, a girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar. By the end of the play, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. The girl has returned to her aunt's and is taking refuge. She describes her journey. 'There were piles of bodies and if you stopped to find out there was one killed by coffee or one killed by pins, they were killed by heroin, petrol, chainsaws, hairspray, bleach, foxgloves, the smell of smoke was where we were burning the grass that wouldn't serve...'"--BOOK JACKET
Mad forest : a play from Romania by Caryl Churchill( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Plays : one by Caryl Churchill( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
The skriker by Caryl Churchill( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
"The play follows the Skriker,... in its search for love and revenge as it pursues two young women to London..." - back cover
Plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
A number by Caryl Churchill( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
This play addresses 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?
Blue heart by Caryl Churchill( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Plays : two by Caryl Churchill( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
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) - Publisher
Churchill shorts : short plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
First performed in 1983 at the University of Essex Theatre, 'Fen' is a flinty, eerie play, haunted by the ghosts of starving field workers and claustrophobic in its condemnation of agrarian and social exploitation. Against the flat, bleak landscape of the Fenlands, men and women are cramped into bitterness by grinding labour and economic oppression. The play is composed of brief, fiercely resonant scenes, carving with powerful humanity the desolate lives of the village's men and women
Light shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
'Light Shining in Buckinghamshire' depicts the Diggers and Ranters during the English Civil War, and their last desperate burst of revolutionary feeling before the Restoration. It deals in the rawness of life during the Civil War and the crazy mixture of ideals and half-truths which led a group of free-loving pantheistic communists to set their standard against the standard of the false revolution of Cromwell's parliamentarians
Icecream by Caryl Churchill( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
"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 sustain"--Back cover
Traps by Caryl Churchill( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
First produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1977 the play is set among a group of communards in their 20s and 30s; the only clear relationships are that 'Jack is Christie's younger brother, and Reg is her husband.' The constantly changing status of time, place, and character permit Churchill to examine the frailty of an individual life with no perceptible direction. She also undermines the self-perception of the characters as wounded or victimized by themselves, each other, or the world outside; motivation and chronology can turn on a dime, no matter the utopian intention of the community itself
This is a chair by Caryl Churchill( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Softcops ; & Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
A mouthful of birds by Caryl Churchill( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A dream play by August Strindberg( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
"A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be." "In Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image." "Caryl Churchill's new version was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in a production by Katie Mitchell."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Churchill, Caryl
كاريل تشرشل، 1938-
チャーチル, キャリル
Languages
English (455)
German (5)
Italian (4)
Korean (3)
Danish (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (1)
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