Blue Heart

Blue Heart

by Caryl Churchill


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Blue Heart by Caryl Churchill

“These are substantial, provocative, immensely stylish works which create an unsettling mixture of wild laughter and profound unease…a major hit.” –Daily Telegraph

“A fiendishly clever and surreal play, timed to perfection!” –The Guardian

“One of the wittiest, most gorgeously performed theatrical events… Ms Churchill [is] possessor of one of the sharpest and most restless theatrical imaginations in the world today.” -Ben Brantley, New York Times

Blue Heart consists of two related short plays, both teasingly entertaining and brilliantly executed, one about a father and daughter, the other about a mother and son.

In Heart’s Desire, a father, mother and aunt are waiting for a woman to arrive home after years in Australia. In Blue Kettle, a middle-aged man and his girlfriend are involved in a con, making elderly women believe they are the man’s long-lost mother. But neither play is what it seems, as something catastrophic threatens to disrupt and destroy them.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559361545
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Caryl Churchill (1938-) is probably the most respected woman 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 and A Number, seen and admired all over the world. CARYL CHURCHILL's plays include "Cloud Nine" (revived in 2007 to huge acclaim at the Almeida, London), "Top Girls", "Serious Money", "The Skriker", "Blue Heart", "Far Away" and "A Number". Most are published by NHB.

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