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Churchill: Plays One by Caryl Churchill

Churchill: Plays One (edition 1985)

by Caryl Churchill

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Title:Churchill: Plays One
Authors:Caryl Churchill
Info:Routledge (1985), Edition: 1, Paperback, 336 pages
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As with many anthologies, a bit of a mixed bag. The works here don't have a common theme, other than perhaps the rejection of standard linear story-telling and the Aristotelian three-part structure. The women are strong, but the author does have an unfortunate tendency to resort to the stereotypical strong, bitchy woman that mows others over in her path. There is definitely a streak of feminism, but at times a sense that the author is lashing out against feminism in favor of a version of femininity. Still, the plays are interesting and quirky, and definitely well worth a look. ( )
  quantum_flapdoodle | Sep 21, 2015 |
Owners, Traps, Vinegar Tom, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine
  mmckay | Aug 25, 2007 |
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The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene with Cloud Nine. The volume also contains a new introduction by the author as well as short prefaces to each play.

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This volume brings Caryl Churchill's work into the 'Contemprary Dramatists' series as one of the most powerful and innovative satirists of our time. Included are 'Cloud Nine', 'Owners', 'Traps', 'Vinegar Tom', and 'Light Shining in Buckinghamshire'.

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