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"Caryl Churchill is a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing… a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting." - Benedict Nightingale

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. ...

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"Caryl Churchill is a dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing… a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting." - Benedict Nightingale

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

Declared "the greatest living English playwright" by Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill premiered this latest work at London's Royal Court in fall 2012, followed by its acclaimed US premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in early 2014.

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play... Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span... This British playwright has proved herself without peer in creating expressly topical works in which form and function are one.... Sharp-minded [and] tender-hearted." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

Caryl Churchill is one of the most influential playwrights of our time. She is the author of more than twenty plays, including Seven Jewish Children, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Top Girls, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Cloud Nine, and Serious Money.

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FIVE STARS: “Caryl Churchill’s astonishing new piece, Love and Information, is a blast of 58 playlets. Each is very short, witty and poignant, a tiny, detailed snapshot of two people talking and exploring the relationship between facts and feelings. In every playlet – some no more than fragmentary exchanges of sentences – a piece of information is dropped, like a stone into a pond, leaving the ripples to be imagined by the audience.” – Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play... Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span... This British playwright has proved herself without peer in creating expressly topical works in which form and function are one.... Sharp-minded [and] tender-hearted." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

FOUR STARS: “The wit, invention and structural ingenuity of Churchill’s work are remarkable. She never does anything twice.” – Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

“Britain’s most innovative dramatist” – David Benedict, Variety

Five Stars: “In the fast-moving traffic of life there are still quiet moments of beauty, heart-wrenching sorrow, joy and profound epiphanies… The succinct and thought-provoking script speaks volumes about the fast turnover of modern life.” – Matthew Tucker, Huffington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559364409
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 369,650
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Caryl Churchill is arguably the most respected female dramatist in the English-speaking world. She is the author of some twenty plays including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, The Skriker, Blue Heart, Far Away, A Number, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You and Seven Jewish Children – seen and admired all over the world. Most are published by TCG.
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