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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 opens in London’s Royal Court Theatre in October, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).

Caryl Churchill is the author of some twenty plays including Cloud Nine, Top Girls, The Skriker, Blue Heart and Far Away.


A remarkable new play by one of England's most astonishing playwrights.

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Caryl Churchill is the author of some twenty plays including Cloud Nine, Top Girls, The Skriker, Blue Heart and Far Away.

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cariola119, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by cariola119)
An awesome little play, ostensibly about a man who learns that he has been cloned and that there are at least 19 others out there just like him. In conversations with his father, the truth gradually unravels: he himself IS a clone, the "second chance" for his father, who botched things the first time around. In the father's conversations with Bernard 2, Bernard 1, and another clone, Michael Black, Churchill raises serious questions about the ethics of genetic tampering, nature v. nurture, psychic connections, father-son relationships, personal identity, and family secrets.

I taught this one in my "Imitations of Immortality" class. The students were put off by the style at first, but when we started reading it aloud in class, they caught on and really got into it.
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Churchill, Caryl
Theatre Communications Group
New York
Human cloning
General Drama
DRAMA / General
British & Irish
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1st TCG ed.
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Publication Date:
May 2003
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7.8 x 5.1 x 0.2 in 3 oz

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