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Cloud Nine

1st Edition

By Caryl Churchill


126 pages

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Paperback: 9780415901352
pub: 1984-03-19
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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"…the play offered an interesting commentary on prescribed notions of gender and sexuality…" -- Brown Daily Herald

"…Miss Churchill has found a theatrical method that is easily as dizzying as her theme. Not only does she examine a cornucopia of sexual permutations--from heterosexual adultery right up to bisexual incest-- but she does so with a wild array of dramatic styles and tricks…Miss Churchill, as you might gather is one deft writer." -- Frank Rich, The New York Times

"An examination of postcolonialism and gender issues doesn't sound like the kindling for a hot night on the town. But Brit playwright Caryl Churchill knows what she's doing when she uses these subjects as the launching pads for her absurd sense of humor and critical commentary. Her 1982 play Cloud Nine--a two act drama in which time and identity are not the rigid constructions we know them to be-is arguably the pinnacle of the playwright's career." -- Eye Weekly, Toronto

"Miss Churchill has a highly original imagination, and if what she's got to say is familiar it's funnier and fresher than the last time we heard it said . . . [Cloud Nine] is succinctly sassy, elegantly insulting, written with a quill pen that seems to have been deftly dipped in ice water." -- Walter Kerr, The New York Times

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRAMA / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General