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Churchill, Caryl

Works: 355 works in 1,251 publications in 10 languages and 23,849 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Domestic drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror plays  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.H786, 822.914
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Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Book )

133 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

81 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLOUD NINE is about relationshiops between women and men, men and women, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and sex
Plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serious money by Caryl Churchill( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 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
Far away by Caryl Churchill( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 670 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 held by 627 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
The skriker by Caryl Churchill( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 588 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
A number by Caryl Churchill( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 584 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 )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Heart's Desire', Brian and Alice are awaiting the return of their thirty-something daughter from Australia. In 'Blue Kettle', forty-year-old Derek's hobby is to pass himself off as the long lost son of women who had to put their baby out for adoption
Plays : two by Caryl Churchill( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 497 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
Churchill shorts : short plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 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
Light shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Light Shining in Buckinghamshire' depicts the Diggers and Ranters during the English Civil War, and their last desperate burst of revolutionary feeling before the Restoration. It deals in the rawness of life during the Civil War and the crazy mixture of ideals and half-truths which led a group of free-loving pantheistic communists to set their standard against the standard of the false revolution of Cromwell's parliamentarians
Icecream by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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
Traps by Caryl Churchill( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and German and held by 362 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 349 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
Softcops ; & Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : three by Caryl Churchill( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Includes Icecream, an unsettling look at British attitudes to America and vice versa; Mad Forest, Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution; Thyestes, 'a bleakly eloquent new translation of Seneca's Roman tragedy' ... ; and The Skriker, a 'spell-binding' piece combining English folk tales with modern urban life ... Also included are two collaborative pieces combining word and dance: A Mouthful of Birds, written with David Lan, and Lives of the Great Poisoners, a libretto to music by Orlando Gough and choreography by Ian Spink."--Page 4 of cover
Drunk enough to say I love you? by Caryl Churchill( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for love and adventure with American Sam
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 295 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
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.13 for Modern Bri ... to 0.91 for Mikropolit ...)

Plays : two
Alternative Names
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 فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی


チャーチル, キャリル

Cloud 9PlaysSerious moneyFar awayMad forest : a play from RomaniaThe skrikerA numberBlue heart