Caryl Churchill, hailed by Tony -Kushner as "the greatest living English language playwright," has turned her extraordinary dramatic gifts to 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. . . ? A Number opens in London's Royal Court Theatre in October, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).
Caryl Churchill is the author of some twenty plays including Cloud Nine, Top Girls, The Skriker, Blue Heart and Far Away.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Clever and frightening. I think many people would probably find the play boring, but it strikes at the heart of identity. The play is about cloning, but it goes somewhere deeper, into a place where questions about self-identity, and what it means to be an individual--let alone a human being--lurk. If you like drama that is also philosophical, then pick this one up. If you like science fiction that tends to take place in the near future, then give this one a try. "A Number," is somewhere near Beckett and Dick, but tends has a tendency to swim toward soap operas to learn how to transliterate intense topics for the "every-day" person.
Review: A NumberUser Review - Goodreads
A nice quietly disturbing play.
The Mumpsimus: <i>A Number</i> by Caryl Churchill
A Number is a science fiction play, just as Far Away and the earlier Skriker are fantasy plays. Except in the theatre world there are only such things as ...
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The Lumière Reader » Arts » A Number
Churchill wrote A Number more than two decades after the brilliantly ... At its heart A Number is an open conversation about human cloning: what do we stand ...
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A Number - Caryl Churchill
A Number - review of a two character play by Caryl Churchill:'grows reminiscent of Pinter at his most Pinteresque, though without his menace'
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Independent, The (London): A NUMBER
Caryl Churchill's A Number, which had its premiere at the Royal Court in 2002, is, quite simply, the best work for the stage written in the new millennium. ...
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Human cloning - A Number « bioethicsbytes
These are some of the issues raised by Caryl Churchill’s play A Number. The story consists of five conversations, snapshots into an otherwise untold ...
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Pacific Publishing Company - Caryl Churchill's "A Number" at ACT
Caryl Churchill can raise more pithy questions in one short play than many playwrights can in a life's work.Churchill, in all her dramas, ...
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Santa Clara University - Center of Performing Arts - A Number
The play continues with a deeply human exploration of our inherent belief that we are individual, unique, not just one in a number. ...
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Caryl Churchill's 'A Number': Family Tragedy in a Petri Dish ...
NEW YORK -- A straight answer is all the younger man wants in "A Number," Caryl Churchill's fiendishly clever new play about the ill-conceived. ...
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New York Theatre Workshop
A Number is the latest play from Caryl Churchill (Far Away, Serious Money, ... As A Number begins, a son confronts his father with the startling knowledge ...