Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

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by Caryl Churchill
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559361301

ISBN-13: 9781559361309

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

"Even more than an immediately impressive exercise in historical drama, the play deals in the rawness of life during the Civil War and the crazy mixture of ideals and half truths which led a group of free-loving pantheistic communists to set their standard against the standard of false revolution of Cromwell's parliamentarians." -Steve Grant

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"Even more than an immediately impressive exercise in historical drama, the play deals in the rawness of life during the Civil War and the crazy mixture of ideals and half truths which led a group of free-loving pantheistic communists to set their standard against the standard of false revolution of Cromwell's parliamentarians." -Steve Grant

"The play has an austere eloquence that precisely matches its subject." -The Guardian

"A play that commands one's attention and that can lead to enlightenment." -Mel Gussow, New York Times

An early masterwork by one of the world’s leading playwrights, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is an impressive exercise in historical drama, dealing with the rawness of life during England’s Civil War. It was first staged in 1976 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and revived at the National Theatre in 1996.

Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. A renowned and prolific playwright, her plays include Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest and A Number. In 2002, she received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award and 2010, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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ISBN-13:
9781559361309
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well ....when i first began reading the play i was a little confused due to lack of background knowledge of the England Kings and all- which is when i decided to begin reading the historical backgroud-so a good tip is KNOW your knowlege before hand! Overall the play got better and Churchill had great ability to raise social issues through real life poverty situatuions one good example is the scene where the women leaves her baby. This is quite a touching scene through which Churchill is attempting to show us how life of the poor was. As that 1 women represented thousands of poor people it made the audience realise how unfortunate the poor really were! The ending was appropriate and also unfortunate. The disalltuioned ones share their broken dreams and all change in their own ways! This was a good play but next time i'll remember to do my background research b4 hand! So should others if they already have not'--:-)