Churchill Plays: 2

Softcops; Top Girls; Fen; Serious Money
Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408177498
Category: Drama
Page: 320
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Softcops renders the philosophy of Foucault as a music-hall turn and Victorian freakshow "theatre and history combine to give such intelligent fun" (TLS); Top Girls brings five great and less-than-great women from history together for a dinner party and "has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert" (Sunday Times); Fen scrutinises the lives of the low-paid women potato pickers of the fens (in Eastern England) and "the playwright pins down her poetic subject matter in dialogue of impressive vigour and economy" (Financial Times) while Serious Money is a satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang - "Pure genius...the first play about the city to capture the authentic atmosphere of the place." (Daily Telegraph)


Softcops, Top girls
Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780413622709
Page: 309
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Churchill Plays: 1

Owners; Traps; Vinegar Tom; Light Shining in Buckinghamshire; Cloud Nine
Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472536738
Category: Drama
Page: 336
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In Traps, a set of characters meet themselves and their pasts to create "plenty of sinewy lines and joyous juxtapostions" (Plays and Players); Vinegar Tom "is set in the world of seventeenth-century witchcraft, but it speaks, through its striking images and its plethora of ironic contradictions, of and to this century..." (Tribune); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is set during the Civil War and "unflinchingly shows the intolerance that was the obverse side of the demand for common justice. Deftly, it sketches in the kind of social conditions.. that led to hunger for revolution...The play has an austere eloquence that precisely matches its subject." (The Guardian) Cloud Nine sheds light on some of the British Empire's repressed dark side and is "a marvelous play - sometimes scurrilous, always observed with wicked accuracy, and ultimately, surprisingly, rather moving. It plunges straight to the heart of the endless convolutions of sexual mores...and does so with acrobatic wit." (Guardian) Owners:"I was in an old woman's flat when a young man offering her money to move came round, that was one of the starting points of the play" (Caryl Churchill). The plays in this volume represent the best of Churchill's writing up to and including her emergence onto the international theatre scene with Cloud Nine.

Top Girls

Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408160854
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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Marlene hosts a dinner party in a London restaurant to celebrate her promotion to managing director of 'Top Girls' employment agency. Her guests are five women from the past: Isabella Bird (1831- 1904) - the adventurous traveller; Lady Nijo (b1258) - the mediaeval courtesan who became a Buddhist nun and travelled on foot through Japan; Dull Gret, who as Dulle Griet in a Bruegel painting, led a crowd of women on a charge through hell; Pope Joan - the transvestite early female pope and last but not least Patient Griselda, an obedient wife out of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. As the evening continues we are involved with the stories of all five women and the impending crisis in Marlene's own life. A classic of contemporary theatre, Churchill's play is seen as a landmark for a new generation of playwrights. It was premiered by the Royal Court in 1982. "Top Girls has a combination of directness and complexity which keeps you both emotionally and intellectually alert. You can smell life, and at the same time feel locked in an argument with an agile and passionate mind." (John Peter, Sunday Times)

Serious Money

Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171554
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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"A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance" (Independent) Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham's production, writing to say that "This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated".

Nur der Pudding hört mein Seufzen

Author: Erma Bombeck
ISBN: 3732517594
Category: Fiction
Page: 235
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"Mein Jüngster heißt mit Zweitnamen S., wie Schlusslicht." Erma Bombeck, leidgeplagte Mutter von drei Kindern und verheiratet mit einem Mann mit Ansprüchen, kämpft sich mit Humor und Ironie durch die Tücken des Alltags. Vergängliche Schönheit, seltsame Diäten, ein bastelwütiger Ehemann oder erziehungsresistente Kinder - Erma Bombeck stellt sich jedem Thema mit viel Witz und Ironie! Erma Bombeck begann mit 37 Jahren Bücher über ihren Familienalltag zu schreiben und avancierte in kürzester Zeit zu einer der bekanntesten Autorinnen der USA. Ihre Kolumnen erschienen in über 800 Tageszeitungen und ihre Bücher waren monatelang in den amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten vertreten.

Körper von Gewicht

die diskursiven Grenzen des Geschlechts
Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518117378
Category: Femininity
Page: 384
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Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken

Author: Daniel Paul Schreber
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843021600
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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Daniel Paul Schreber: Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken Der Jurist Daniel Paul Schreber wird 1893 zum Senatspräsidenten am Oberlandesgericht Dresden ernannt als ihn - zum zweiten Mal in seinem Leben - eine schwere psychische Erkrankung ereilt und er mit psychotischen Wahnvorstellungen eingewiesen wird. Nach jahrelanger Behandlung bessert sich sein Zustand langsam und er schreibt seine Wahrnehmungen auf. Die 1903 veröffentlichten »Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken« sind bis heute Gegenstand wissenschaftlicher Betrachtung. Die detailierte, präzise und in sich plausible Darstellung einer komplexen Psychose durch den Patienten selbst machen Schrebers Text zu einem einzigartigen Dokument. Erstdruck: Leipzig (Oswald Mutze) 1903. Die Seitenverweise beziehen sich auf die Ausgabe der Textgrundlage. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Schreber, Daniel Paul: Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken. Bürgerliche Wahnwelt um Neunzehnhundert. Mit Aufsätzen von Franz Baumayer, einem Vorwort, einem Materialanhang und sechs Abbildungen herausgegeben von Peter Heiligenthal und Reinhard Volk, Wiesbaden: Focus, 1973. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Pioniere in Ingolstadt

Author: Marieluise Fleisser,David Horton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719034688
Category: German drama
Page: 132
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Literature of the 1980s

After the Watershed
Author: Joseph Brooker
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669043
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

Der Ritt über den Bodensee

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351875646X
Category: Drama
Page: 102
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Der Ritt über den Bodensee, obwohl ein Stück gegen das Theater, zumindest gegen seine herkömmlichen Formen, trägt dennoch höchst theatralische Züge. Es enthält eine Vielzahl minuziöser Beschreibungen, Beschreibungen von Vorgängen auch aus der Theaterwelt.

Blue Heart

Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426009
Page: 72
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Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights. Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek's plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus. In Caryl Churchill's ever-inventive style, the two plays in Blue Heart pull apart language and structure in a way that is theatrically remarkable and fast paced, in a stirring yet truthful exploration of family and relationships. This edition was published alongside the first major revival of Blue Heart, nearly twenty years after its Royal Court premiere, in a co-production by the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, in 2016.