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Churchill, Caryl

Works: 294 works in 826 publications in 11 languages and 16,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Domestic drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Film adaptations  Interviews  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Adapter, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6053.H786, 822.914
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Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Book )

100 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 716 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
Far away by Caryl Churchill( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 665 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
A number by Caryl Churchill( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 583 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?
The skriker by Caryl Churchill( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 583 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
Blue heart by Caryl Churchill( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill shorts : short plays by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icecream by Caryl Churchill( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 403 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
Plays : two by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 366 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
Traps by Caryl Churchill( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 356 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 351 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>
Plays : three by Caryl Churchill( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 317 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
A dream play by Caryl Churchill( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be." "In Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image." "Caryl Churchill's new version was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in a production by Katie Mitchell."--Jacket
Fen by Caryl Churchill( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 307 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
Hotel : in a room anything can happen by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunk enough to say I love you? by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 278 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
Plays four by Caryl Churchill( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the fourth volume of the collected plays of one of the best playwrights alive. Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill's collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is 'amongst the best half-dozen now writing' (The Times). - Publisher
Lives of the great poisoners : a production dossier by Orlando Gough( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

تشرشل، كاريل

كاريل تشرشل، 1938-

کاریل چرچیل فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی


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PlaysCloud 9Far awayA numberThe skrikerBlue heartChurchill shorts : short playsIcecream