The fourth volume of the collected plays of one of the best playwrights alive.
Written over a period of ten years and evincing an extraordinary range of topics and techniques, this fourth volume of Caryl Churchill’s collected plays confirms her standing as a playwright who is ‘amongst the best half-dozen now writing’ (The Times).
This volume includes:
Hotel (Schauspielhaus, Hannover, 1997), an innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough.
This is a Chair (Royal Court Theatre, 1997), a short play about the surreal nature of modern life.
Blue Heart (Out of Joint & Royal Court Theatre, 1997), two linked one-act plays, both startlingly innovative, exploring the underpinnings of family relationships.
Far Away (Royal Court, 2000), a brilliantly unsettling play about conflict and its unsettling effect on our lives and humanity.
A Number (Royal Court, 2002), a fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture.
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (Royal Court, 2006),examining US foreign policy and international power politics through the lens of an intense personal relationship.
A Dream Play (National Theatre, London, 2005), a spare and resonant version of August Strindberg’s 1901 masterpiece.
‘Lasts less than an hour but packs in more emotion, ideas, and disconcerting strangeness, than many dramatists manage in half dozen dramas’
— Daily Telegraph on ‘A Number’
‘Leaves you feeling both chilled and scalded…outstanding’
— Sunday Times on ‘A Number’