Far Away

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Nick Hern Books, 2003 - Social conflict - 44 pages

A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists.

At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals.

Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.

The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000.

SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

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Great in depth play about the role willful ignorance and fear have on a community at war and the effects it can have on the conscious mind. Complex and riviting

About the author (2003)

Caryl Churchill is a leading dramatist whose many plays include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Top Girls, Cloud Nine, Far Away and A Number.

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