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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 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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The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene.

Synopsis:

Caryl Churchillis "a dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing."-New Statesman

Owners: "Starkly relevant."-Guardian

Traps: "Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft to date."-Plays and Players

Vinegar Tom: "Speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century's still deep-rooted anti-feminism."-Tribune

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: "One of the finest pieces of English playwriting for years."-Plays and Players

Cloud Nine: "Compassionate, witty, and economic."-Financial Times

Synopsis:

Caryl Churchill is "a dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing."—New Statesman

Owners: "Starkly relevant."—Guardian

Traps: "Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft to date."—Plays and Players

Vinegar Tom: "Speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century's still deep-rooted anti-feminism."—Tribune

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: "One of the finest pieces of English playwriting for years."—Plays and Players

Cloud Nine: "Compassionate, witty, and economic."—Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413566706
Author:
Churchill, Caryl
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists
Publication Date:
19850531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.91 x 5.04 x 0.895 in

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Product details 336 pages Methuen Publishing - English 9780413566706 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene.
"Synopsis" by , Caryl Churchillis "a dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing."-New Statesman

Owners: "Starkly relevant."-Guardian

Traps: "Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft to date."-Plays and Players

Vinegar Tom: "Speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century's still deep-rooted anti-feminism."-Tribune

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: "One of the finest pieces of English playwriting for years."-Plays and Players

Cloud Nine: "Compassionate, witty, and economic."-Financial Times

"Synopsis" by ,

Caryl Churchill is "a dramatist who must surely be rated among the half-dozen best now writing."—New Statesman

Owners: "Starkly relevant."—Guardian

Traps: "Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft to date."—Plays and Players

Vinegar Tom: "Speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century's still deep-rooted anti-feminism."—Tribune

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire: "One of the finest pieces of English playwriting for years."—Plays and Players

Cloud Nine: "Compassionate, witty, and economic."—Financial Times

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