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    Churchill Plays: "Owners"; "Traps"; "Vinegar Tom"; "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire"; "Cloud Nine" v.1 (Methuen Paperback) (Paperback) By (author) Caryl Churchill, Introduction by Caryl Churchill

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    DescriptionIn Traps, a set of characters meet themselves and their pasts to create "plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapostions" (Plays and Players); Vinegar Tom "is set in the world of seventeenth-century witchcraft, but it speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century..." (Tribune); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is set during the Civil War and "unflinchingly shows the intolerance that was the obverse side of the demand for common justice. Deftly, it sketches in the kind of social conditions. that led to hunger for revolution...The play has an austere eloquence that precisely matches its subject." (The Guardian) Cloud Nine sheds light on some of the British Empire's repressed dark side and is "a marvelous play - sometimes scurrilous, always observed with wicked accuracy, and ultimately, surprisingly, rather moving. It plunges straight to the heart of the endless convolutions of sexual mores...and does so with acrobatic wit." (Guardian) Owners:"I was in an old woman's flat when a young man offering her money to move came round, that was one of the starting points of the play" (Caryl Churchill). The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene with Cloud Nine.


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    Title
    Churchill Plays: "Owners"; "Traps"; "Vinegar Tom"; "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire"; "Cloud Nine" v.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caryl Churchill, Introduction by Caryl Churchill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413566706
    ISBN 10: 0413566706
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    DC22: 822.914
    DC19: 822.914
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 630
    BISAC V2.8: LIT013000, DRA003000
    LC classification: PR6053.H78
    BISAC V2.8: DRA000000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    01 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Cloud Nine ... ought now to be established as one of the great psycho-sexual comedies of the 20th century. Evening Standard Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine is the cleverist, drollest, most sexily experimental exercise in "compare and contrast" that British theatre has probably ever seen. Daily Telegraph This is the play that established Caryl Churchill as the most imaginatively daring of our major dramatists; and, nearly 30 years after its premiere, it still seems not only remarkably inventive but as sharp about the contradictions of gender as anything that has been written since. The Times
    Table of contents
    Owners; Traps; Vinegar Tom; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire; Cloud Nine