A Number

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Nick Hern Books, 2002 - Human cloning - 62 pages
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This play addresses 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? The play opens the Royal Court's autumn season, directed by Caryl Churchill's regular collaborator, Stephen Daldry.

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User Review  - veranasi - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A play about cloning runs the risk of creating a false situation, totally unscientific, and also of becoming a moralizing tome filled with utter silliness. This one manages to avoid both of those ... Read full review

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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.

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