Plays: Three

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Nick Hern Books, 1998 - Drama - 344 pages

Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays, introduced by the author, contains:

Icecream - an unsettling look at British attitudes to America, and vice versa
Mad Forest - Churchill's response to the Romanian Revolution
The Skriker - a 'spellbinding' piece combining English folk tales with modern urban life
Thyestes - a 'bleakly eloquent new translation of Seneca's Roman tragedy' (Sunday Times).

Plus two collaborative pieces combining word and dance:

Lives of the Great Poisoners - a libretto to music by Orlando Gough and choreography by Ian Spink
A Mouthful of Birds - written with David Lan

Caryl Churchill has been hailed as 'a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing' The Times

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About the author (1998)

Caryl Churchill (1938-) is probably the most respected woman dramatist in the English-speaking world. She is the author of some twenty plays including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, The Skriker, Blue Heart, Far Away and A Number, seen and admired all over the world. CARYL CHURCHILL's plays include "Cloud Nine" (revived in 2007 to huge acclaim at the Almeida, London), "Top Girls", "Serious Money", "The Skriker", "Blue Heart", "Far Away" and "A Number". Most are published by NHB.