Churchill Plays 2

Churchill Plays  2

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 ...

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177501

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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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)
Categories: Drama

Modern British Women Writers

Modern British Women Writers

Serious Money ( 1987 ) , Churchill's next major effort , delves into the London Stock Exchange and its financial ... The range , quantity , and excellence of her work make her one of the most important playwrights of our times .

Author: Vicki K.. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Dramatists

Contemporary Dramatists

Plays 2 ( includes Softcops , Top Girls , Fen , Serious Money ) . London , Methuen , 1990 . Lives of the Great Poisoners ( produced London , 1991 ) . Radio Plays : The Ants , 1962 ; Lovesick , 1967 ; Identical Twins , 1968 ; Abortive ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023714713

Category: American drama

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Categories: American drama

Churchill Plays 2

Churchill Plays 2

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 ...

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 0413622703

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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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)
Categories: Drama

Contemporary Women Dramatists

Contemporary Women Dramatists

Author: Kathryn Ann Berney

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009804290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary women playwrights, written by subject experts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

Plays 2 (1990) Softcops, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, London: Methuen. Churchill Shorts: Short Plays by Caryl Churchill (1990) Three More Sleepless Nights, Lovesick, The After-Dinner Joke, Abortive, Schreber's Nervous Illness, ...

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134281930

Category: Drama

Page: 222

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One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the relationships between form and content, actor and spectator to their limits. This new critical introduction to Churchill examines her political agendas, her collaborations with other practitioners, and looks at specific production histories of her plays. Churchill's work continues to have profound resonances with her audiences and this book explores her preoccupation with representing such phenomena as capitalism, genocide, environmental issues, identity, psychiatry and mental illness, parenting, violence and terrorism. It includes new interviews with actors and directors of her work, and gathers together source material from her wide-ranging career.
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Contemporary British Dramatists

Contemporary British Dramatists

Publications PLAYS Downstairs ( produced 1958 ) . Having a Wonderful Time ( produced ... In New English Dramatists 12 , 1968 . Lovesick ( broadcast 1967 ) . ... Plays 2 ( includes Softcops , Top Girls , Fen , Serious Money ) . 1990 .

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032200639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 886

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Contemporary British Dramatists provides information on all influential British playwrights working for the last 45 years: biography; bibliography; 1,000-word essay providing a critical overview of the entrants' works; full list of works for stage, screen, television and radio; all play publication and production dates; and comments by the author (when available). Essays on the most formative dramatic works of the last 45 years of British drama make a valuable addition to this volume. Critics, scholars and playwrights profile such plays as "Waiting for Godot, " "Look Back in Anger" and "'Taste of Honey." An index is included to expedite research.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 174-193. ... Nine and Fen. Roberts, Philip and Stafford-Clark, Max, 'Case Study of Cloud Nine' and 'Case Study of Serious Money', ...

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781786942517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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The volume traces the scope and development of Caryl Churchill's theatre from her early writing for radio and television, through her stage career of the 1970s and 1980s to her recent major success Far Away (2000). Making use of contemporary critical and feminist theory, the study offers close dramatic and theatrical readings of the plays highlighting Churchill's concerns with feminism, socialism and theatrical style. A key chapter on 'The Woman Writer' examines those plays, including Cloud Nine and Top Girls, which brought Churchill to the attention of the international feminist theatre academy, and links Churchill's emergent feminism to her personal struggle to combine a career in the theatre with motherhood. Detailing the international success of play such as Serious Money and Mad Forest, alongside some of the lesser known and lesser studied earlier work, this accessible account illustrates how Churchill has come to be recognised as one of the leading playwrights of our contemporary theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill

The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill

Jernigan, D. 'Serious Money Becomes “Business by Other Means”: Caryl Churchill's Metatheatrical Subject'. Comparative Drama 38:2—3 (2004), 291—3 13. 'Traps, Softcops, Blue Heart and This is a Chair: Tracking Epistemological Upheaval in ...

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521493222

Category: Drama

Page: 193

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Presents new scholarship on the innovative playwright Caryl Churchill, discussing her major plays alongside topics including sexual politics and terror.
Categories: Drama

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

Caryl Churchill 198226 FIRST PRODUCTIONS OF MAJOR PLAYS BY CARYL CHURCHILL Venues are in London unless stated . ... 1982 Top Girls , Royal Court Theatre 1983 Fen , Joint Stock , University of Essex Theatre , Colchester 1984 Softcops ...

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521595339

Category: Drama

Page: 276

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This Companion, first published in 2000, addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century.
Categories: Drama