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Churchill, Caryl

Works: 433 works in 1,503 publications in 9 languages and 27,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Domestic drama  Monologues (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Horror plays  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Adapter, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.H786, 822.914
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Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Book )

153 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two act play for seven women
Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill( Book )

93 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play taking place in London during 1979 and in Victorian Africa explores the effects of sexual repression and stereotypes on people's identities
Serious money by Caryl Churchill( Book )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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'" from back cover
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
The skriker by Caryl Churchill( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member 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 : one by Caryl Churchill( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : two by Caryl Churchill( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member 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
Far away by Caryl Churchill( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member 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 ... '"--Jacket
Mad forest : a play from Romania by Caryl Churchill( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London's Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. The play's brief scenes are almost cinematic in their presentation of events as seen by ordinary people trying to live in peace." -- Publisher's description
A number by Caryl Churchill( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Heart consists of two related short plays, one about a father and daughter, the other about a mother and son. In Heart's Desire, a father, mother and aunt are waiting for a woman to arrive home after years in Australia. In Blue Kettle a middle-aged man and his girlfriend are involved in a con trick, making elderly women believe they are the man's long-lost mother. But neither play is what it seems. Something catastrophic is happening which disrupts and destroys them
Light shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of its Civil War, England stands at a crossroads. Food shortages, economic instability, and a corrupt political system threaten to plunge the country into darkness and despair. The Parliament men who fought against the tyranny of the King now argue for stability and compromise, but the people are hungry for change. Light Shining in Buckinghamshire tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving, and provocative, it speaks of the revolution they never had and the legacy it left behind."--Page 4 of cover
Churchill shorts : short plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member 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
Plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly part of the "World Dramatists" series of play collections by classic and modern playwrights, including foreign works in workable and accurate translations, this title and seven others are reissued in a new format under the new heading, "Methuen World Classics"
This is a Chair (NHB Modern Plays) by Caryl Churchill( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> A series of surreal sketches, each prefaced by a doom-laden tabloid style headline, This Is A Chair is at once modern and postmodern, tragedy and farce, about all and about nothing. 'Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life' - Guardian 'creates a haunting impression of urban alienation, self-obsession and pre-millennial tension' - Daily Telegraph </div>
Icecream by Caryl Churchill( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member 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
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Premiered at the Royal Court in September 2012
Traps by Caryl Churchill( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is composed of a series of brief dramatic sketches, each with a headline-style title that 'must be clearly displayed or announced'. The titles refer to contemporary world issues ('The War in Bosnia', 'The Northern Ireland Peace Process', 'Genetic Engineering'), but have no discernible connection to the largely domestic scenes to which they are attached
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.05 for Caryl Chur ... to 0.89 for Mikropolit ...)

Plays : two Fen
Cloud 9Serious moneyMoving parts : monologues from contemporary playsThe skrikerPlays : onePlays : twoFar awayMad forest : a play from Romania
Alternative Names
Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill britisk manusforfattar

Caryl Churchill britisk manusforfatter

Caryl Churchill britisk manuskriptforfatter

Caryl Churchill Brits scenarioschrijfster

Caryl Churchill brittisk manusförfattare

Caryl Churchill drammaturga britannica

Caryl Churchill englische Autorin von Dramen

Churchill, Caryl

Karil Çörçill

צ'רצ'יל, קריל 1938-

קריל צ'רצ'יל

קריל צ'רצ'יל סופרת בריטית

تشرشل، كاريل

كاريل تشرشل، 1938-

کاریل چرچیل

کاریل چرچیل فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

처칠, 카릴 1938-


チャーチル, キャリル

English (685)

German (12)

Danish (6)

Italian (4)

Catalan (4)

French (3)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)