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Churchill: Shorts  

Churchill: Shorts $31.81 ex GST
$34.99 inc GST

Ten short plays for stage, radio and TV, selected by Caryl Churchill, opening up a little-known aspect of her writing, and demonstrating her considerable versatility and breadth of concern.


Abortive (Radio 3, 1971)

The After-Dinner Joke (BBC TV, 1978)

The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution

Hot Fudge (Royal Court Theatre, 1989)

The Judge's Wife (BBC TV, 1972)

Lovesick (Radio 3, 1967)

Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen (Radio 3, 1971)

Schreber's Nervous Illness (Radio 3, 1972)


Three More Sleepless Nights (Soho Poly Theatre, 1980)

Includes an introduction by the author.

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-085-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


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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