Spotlight on: Caryl Churchill
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A giant in modern British theatrical history, Caryl Churchill is one of the modern era’s most ground-breaking playwrights. Born in 1938, Churchill’s experimental theatre has paved the way for contemporary productions, bringing race, gender and sexuality right to the forefront of the modern theatrical consciousness.
Image credit: drama_huddersfield on FlickrChurchill’s first play to widely garner acclaim, Cloud Nine, is a pivotal piece of theatre. Although Cloud Nine was first performed nearly forty years ago, its relevance has never waned. The play couples together the horrors and hypocrisies of colonialism with questions of gender and sexuality, laying the foundations for a controversial yet compelling exploration of issues which plague society still to this day.
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