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The Skriker's progeny

Geraldine Cousin

in Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Caryl Churchill's combination of technical experimentation and acute sensitivity to current social and political concerns has frequently been remarked upon. One innovative aspect of her work that has ... More


Churchill’s Wars

Ian Ward

in The Play of Law in Modern British Theatre

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474450140
eISBN:
9781474495707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450140.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This is the first of three chapters which focus, in their different ways, on the writing of history in contemporary theatre. This chapter concentrates on two ‘history’ plays written by Caryl ... More


Sacrifice, Ritual, and Canonical Violence in the British/African Drama of T. S. Eliot, Caryl Churchill, and Wole Soyinka

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter tries to portray that the British drama's canon illustrates the stubborn “otherness” of Africa, permitting the repetition of stereotypical, historically incurious representations of ... More


Textual Fragments and Sexual Politics

Eleftheria Ioannidou

in Greek Fragments in Postmodern Frames: Rewriting Tragedy 1970-2005

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199664115
eISBN:
9780191833380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664115.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 views adaptation as a fragmentation of the classical text, drawing on Erika Fischer-Lichte’s use of the ritual notions of sparagmos and ōmophageia. The adaptations under examination here ... More


City of Women

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Two consecutive projects confirmed Tommy Tune’s vision and versatility. In 1981, Tune directed the American premiere of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9, his first non-musical. This “comedy of multiple ... More


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