A Number


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597434
Category: Human cloning
Page: 62
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A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Bernard thought he was an only child. One day he learns the shocking truth: he is just one of a number of clones. Together, he and his father confront epic questions of identity, intimacy and belonging. Caryl Churchill's play A Number pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship. It was originally produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2002, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

FOXFINDER


Author: Dawn King
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3737500533
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Eine ländliche Gegend irgendwo in England steckt in einer wirtschaftlichen Krise und ist Gegenstand einer rigorosen behördlichen Untersuchung. Das Ehepaar Samuel und Judith Covey, geschockt vom plötzlichen Tod ihres Sohnes und verzweifelt wegen der schlechten Ernte, wird zur Zielscheibe des jungen „Foxfinders“ William Bloor, der sich zum Zwecke seiner Ermittlungen bei ihnen einquartiert. Schuld an allem Elend ist der Fuchs, Todfeind der Menschen. Er kontaminiert die Bauernhöfe, beeinflusst das Wetter, manipuliert den Verstand und tötet unschuldige Kinder – für Bloor gibt es daran keinen Zweifel. Die Besessenheit des ominösen Foxfinders destabilisiert das soziale Dorfgefüge und führt schnell zu Misstrauen bis hin zu gegenseitigem Verrat der befreundeten Höfe. Den unschuldigen Samuel treibt es zunehmend in den Wahnsinn... Dawn King verortet ihr Stück, das sich nicht zuletzt auch mit dem Thema Fundamentalismus auseinandersetzt, parabelhaft in einer fiktiven, archaisch anmutenden Welt. 2011 gewann sie mit "Foxfinder" den Papatango New Writing Competition.

Plays

Three
Author: Caryl Churchill,Orlando Gough,David Lan,Ian Spink
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854593429
Category: Drama
Page: 344
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Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, 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 Caryl Churchill has been hailed as 'a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing' The Times

Icecream


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854590169
Category: Drama
Page: 51
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An unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa, from one of our leading dramatists. 'The idea of Oregon, the word, just the word Oregon really thrills me'. 'You can't help loving England. The green fields. The accents. The pubs.' 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 explain.

This is a Chair


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 32
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A stunning new short play by Caryl Churchill

Plays Four


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854595409
Category: Drama
Page: 309
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Love and Information


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422889
Category: English drama
Page: 77
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Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

Hotel

In a Room Anything Can Happen
Author: Caryl Churchill,Second Stride (Organization)
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854593375
Category: Drama
Page: 26
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Hotel is in two parts. In the first, Eight Rooms, fourteen people - tourists, couples, business people - spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, and their stories overlap and interweave, creating an exhilarating collage of words, voices, music and choreographed movement. In the second part, a dance piece, we see two nights happening at the same time. Two people find different ways to disappear, while a diary found in the hotel room tells of another extraordinary disappearance. With words by Caryl Churchill, music by Orlando Gough and direction/movement by Ian Spink, Hotel was premiered by Second Stride, who have pioneered a unique brand of performed event. This volume contains Churchill's witty libretto, plus articles on the making of Hotel.

Far Away


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597441
Category: Social conflict
Page: 44
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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000. SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

The Skriker


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854592750
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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An extraordinary play combining English folk tales with modern urban life in a physically and verbally stunning creation. The Skriker of English legend is 'a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged'. In the play we follow 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. 'unwholesome, hypnotic and born in the dark... spellbinding' Independent on Sunday

Cloud Nine


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854590909
Category: Africa
Page: 87
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A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud Nine is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, and money. Caryl Churchill's play Cloud Nine was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979. It has since been staged all over the world.

Traps


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854590954
Category: Drama
Page: 67
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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 thought of as living all their possibilities at once.

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 42
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2nd May 1997


Author: Jack Thorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848420809
Category: Drama
Page: 65
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2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge. Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming large, he fears becoming a forgotten man, while his wife Marie counts the cost of her own sacrifice to politics. Lib Dem footsoldier Ian is no hero, but party-crasher Sarah is determined to make him one. Best mates Jake and Will wake up with a new world order to memorise before their A-level Politics class. Jake dreams of Number 10. Will dreams of Jake. This is a new play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future. Produced by nabokov and the Bush Theatre, it premiered at the Bush in 2009, before touring the UK.

I Am Shakespeare


Author: Mark Rylance
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848422698
Category: Drama
Page: 99
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"I Am Shakespeare" is Mark Rylance's fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic contribution to the Shakespeare authorship debate. Is it possible that the son of an illiterate tradesman, from a small market town in Warwickshire, could have written the greatest dramatic works the world has ever seen? Mark Rylance is one of a number of leading actors who seriously question the idea that William Shakespeare was the man behind the thirty-seven plays that have moved, inspired and amazed generations. First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007, Rylance's provocative play introduces us to the main candidates and their respective claims whilst asking fundamental questions about what makes a genius, and why it all matters anyway.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Duitse drama
Page: 102
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England


Author: S. P. Cerasano
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641804
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
View: 1943
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Reflecting a variety of scholarly interests, this volume includes articles that range addressing Africans in Elizabeth London to chapel stagings, to the theory and practice of domestic tragedy. It also includes essays on the historical and theoretical issues relating to the evolution of dramatic texts and women at the theater.

Ding Dong the Wicked


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423039
Category: Drama
Page: 25
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A new short play from one of the world's greatest living playwrights.

Girls and Dolls


Author: Lisa McGee
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 73
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