By Caryl Churchill
The fourth quantity of the gathered performs of 1 of the simplest playwrights alive.
Written over a interval of ten years and evincing a unprecedented variety of subject matters and methods, this fourth quantity of Caryl Churchill's amassed performs confirms her status as a playwright who's 'amongst the simplest half-dozen now writing' (The Times).
This quantity includes:
This is a Chair Blue Heart
Far Away A Number
Drunk sufficient to claim i like You? A Dream Play
'Lasts below an hour yet packs in additional emotion, rules, and disconcerting strangeness, than many dramatists deal with in part dozen dramas' - Daily Telegraph on 'A Number'
'Leaves you feeling either chilled and scalded...outstanding' - Sunday instances on 'A Number'
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Two Nights A companion for Eight Rooms – not necessarily a friend. Same cast. What else happens in hotels? says Ian. A hotel is where you might go, for privacy, to do something lonely, radical, extreme, life changing, terminal. Sid Vicious. I want the music to be very different from Eight Rooms: the singers will be a choir. A diary has been left in the room. The singers will sing the contents of the diary. A kind of song cycle. Harmony rather than counterpoint. ) Drama! Risk! A linear structure – a sense of not being able to retrace one’s steps.
BRIAN again. ALICE again. BRIAN again. MAISIE waiting. ALICE getting hungry. BRIAN eat. ALICE lunch. BRIAN bed. ALICE wants to do. BRIAN on a diet. ALICE coming back? BRIAN now? ALICE cross. MAISIE in no time I’m sure. BRIAN insane with your wittering. ALICE spoil everything. BRIAN spoilt it. ALICE nice to her. BRIAN nice to her? ALICE nice to her. BRIAN say it. ALICE just. BRIAN say it. ALICE that’s all. BRIAN Nice. ALICE all I’m saying. BRIAN Australia. ALICE I should. BRIAN do that. ALICE Tonga probably.
Big kiss, bye bye. GAY 1 we don’t have to GAY 2 of course we don’t GAY 1 we can simply GAY 2 spend some time GAY 1 get to know each other GAY 2 get to know each other? GAY 1 again. . . . US WOMAN uh huh uh huh uh huh OLD COUPLE son chapeau They laugh. AFFAIR COUPLE can’t believe just so nothing like wonder BIRDBOOK WOMAN is reading a bird book. . . . nightingale DRUNK COUPLE arrive cheerful and noisy. because I really sincerely do you’re completely right to and he’s such an arsehole which nobody understands except you 3.
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four (NHB Modern Plays) by Caryl Churchill