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This Is a Chair - Caryl Churchill

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Published: 1st October 1999
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“Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life.” –Guardian

“Puts one in mid of the painter Magritte...Each brief scene is preceded by doomy, tabloid television 'news music', and a graphic announcing some heavy topical subject - The War in Bosnia, for instance, or the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Then the performers... play a scene that has nothing to do with its title...The piece creates a haunting impression of urban alienation, self-obsession and pre-millennial tension” –Daily Telegraph

This is a Chair is an experimental short play by Caryl Churchill in which heavy topical news bulletins are each followed by a scene that has nothing to do with the news announcement. This one-act play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the 1997 London International Festival of Theatre.

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.

"Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life." - Guardian "Puts one in mid of the painter Magritte...Each brief scene is preceded by doomy, tabloid television 'news music', and a graphic announcing some heavy topical subject - The War in Bosnia, for instance, or the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Then the performers... play a scene that has nothing to do with its title...The piece creates a haunting impression of urban alienation, self-obsession and pre-millennial tension" - Daily Telegraph -Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life.- - Guardian -Puts one in mid of the painter Magritte...Each brief scene is preceded by doomy, tabloid television 'news music', and a graphic announcing some heavy topical subject - The War in Bosnia, for instance, or the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Then the performers... play a scene that has nothing to do with its title...The piece creates a haunting impression of urban alienation, self-obsession and pre-millennial tension- - Daily Telegraph "Churchill, who constantly reinvents dramatic form, has come up with something compelling and strange: an intimate revue about the increasing surreality of modern life." - "Guardian" "Puts one in mid of the painter Magritte...Each brief scene is preceded by doomy, tabloid television 'news music', and a graphic announcing some heavy topical subject - The War in Bosnia, for instance, or the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Then the performers... play a scene that has nothing to do with its title...The piece creates a haunting impression of urban alienation, self-obsession and pre-millennial tension" - "Daily Telegraph"

ISBN: 9781559361774
ISBN-10: 1559361778
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.65  x 0.25
Weight (kg): 0.05