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Traps  

Traps $21.81 ex GST
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Like a painting by Escher ‘where the objects can exist on paper, but would be impossible in life’, Traps is a mindbending dramatic concoction in which the characters can be thought of as living all their possibilities at once.

Traps is an early play by Caryl Churchill, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls.

Review
'A fascinating script...Churchill’s most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft.'  Plays and Players



Cast : 4M, 2F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-095-4 | 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.

By Caryl Bhurchill, available through Currency Press - see all