Cloud 9

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Psychology Press, 1984 - Drama - 111 pages
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"Cloud Nine" is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and sex.

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User Review  - Jalen Lyle-Holmes - Goodreads

The play is centred around one family. The first act is set in Victorian colonial Africa. The second act is set in 1979. But for the family only 25 years have passed. Rather than being the result of ... Read full review

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I remember reading these plays back then when I was a student in Germany and how they jolted me and upset and - foremost - made me think. Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Carl Churchill, also spelled as Caryl Churchill, was born in London, England, on September 3, 1938. Growing up, Churchill lived in both England and Canada and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, in 1960. While at Oxford, Churchill became interested in theatre and went on to write three plays while she was there. After graduation, Churchill spent the next ten years writing plays, including "Lovesick" and "Schreber's Nervous Illness," which were broadcast on the BBC. In 1974, Churchill began working for the Royal Court Theatre as a resident playwright and two years later she joined the Joint Stock Theatre Group, an organization that uses collective collaboration between actors, writers, and directors when creating theatrical works. Churchill has also written dozens of books over the years, among them Blue Heart, Cloud Nine, and Hotel: In a Room Anything Can Happen. Looked upon as a voice of post-modernism, Churchill is well known for her use of dramatic structure.

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