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  - Korie - Goodreads

A number inspires the curiosity within the world of cloning. I certainly found it an odd read, but to analyse this book is very good. Read full review

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User Review  - Tammy Linsell - Goodreads

Have had to read this for my course. I've found it hard going, but then I said that about Hamlet when I first studied it for A level, on the day of my exam it was my best paper! This is fast paced and ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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