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Churchill Plays: 3  

Churchill Plays: 3 $31.81 ex GST
$34.99 inc GST

Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays contains Icecream , Mad Forest, The Skriker, Thyestes , Lives of the Great Poisoners and A Mouthful of Birds. Introduced by the author.




Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-342-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is an English dramatist known for her use of non-naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, the abuses of power, and sexual politics. She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and a leading female writer. Her early work developed Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of ‘Epic theatre’ to explore issues around gender and sexuality. 

From A Mouthful of Birds (1986) onwards, she began to experiment with forms of dance-theatre, incorporating techniques developed from the performance tradition initiated by Artaud with his 'Theatre of Cruelty'. This move away from a clear Fabel dramaturgy towards increasingly fragmented and surrealistic narratives characterises her work as a postmodernist.

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