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This is a Chair  

This is a Chair $13.59 ex GST
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A series of surreal sketches, each prefaced by a doom-laden tabloid style headline, This is a Chair is at once modern and postmodern, tragedy and farce, about all and about nothing.

Review
Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life -  Guardian



Cast : 8M, 7F (doubling possible)

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-344-3 | 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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