”Fen,” the new Caryl Churchill play at the Public, could well be The characters of ”Fen” are downtrodden farmworkers in the Fens of East. Fen. by Caryl Churchill. Full Length Play, Drama / 1m, 6f, 1girl(s). Winner! Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. “Ms. Churchill has put together with grace. Documents Similar To Fen by Caryl Churchill. Anna in the Tropics. Uploaded by. Alex Mottershead. Seven Jewish Children. Caryl Churchill. Uploaded by.

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Inshe wrote Ownersa two-act, scene play about obsession with power.

The play was highly acclaimed, perhaps in part because it played immediately after the stock market crash of Retrieved 27 January This is a mysterious, tantalising play that, with its elliptical scenes and multiple characters, refuses to spoon-feed its audience.

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She then discards them and moves on, opening up possibilities for other playwrights to explore. Get unlimited Monitor journalism.

The play is made up from a number of short illustrative scenes — some concerned with agriculture and the particular circumstances of the area, others with individuals and the circumstances that surround their lives, given the limited possibilities that have been open in this peculiar part of the world.


The representative of a City corporation purrs and placates her way to buying a farm that has been in the same family for generations.

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Ninety-year-old Ivy dreams aloud of union struggles. It has to be said that in most cases, these are extremely successful.

January Chugchill how and when to remove this template message. Archived from the original on 14 April Her play, A Numberaddresses the subject of human cloning and questions of identity. All rights whatsoever churcyill this play are strictly reserved and application for performance etc. Her early work developed Bertolt Brecht ‘s modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of Epic theatre to explore issues of gender and sexuality.

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The result is a fascinating mosaic in theatrical terms. Male 6Female 16Neutral 0. Thornton WilderHenrik Ibsen. It offers a clear-eyed, feminist-socialist perspective on women and labour, but there is something darker and wilder lurking in its witchy psychic landscape.

The clapper is to scare crows away from the surrounding potato field. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Retrieved 20 May The performance directed by Les Waters which ends Saturday springs naturally from the topsoil with which Miss Smart has covered the stage of LuEsther Hall and which, xhurchill the mist rises, comes into clear perspective under Tom Donnellan’s lighting.


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In Januaryshe wrote churchilk ten-minute play that explores a history of Israel, ending with the Israeli attack on Gaza. And very few playwrights do that.

Sometimes, there seemed to be slight imbalances between scenes based on what was obviously painstaking research and the need to keep a focus on chucrhill central proposition, but this is a very watchable play, albeit with moments that are acutely painful. Cast Attributes Ensemble cast Expandable casting Flexible casting. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

The women are tied to place and family in a world where the land is soaked cargl the blood of hundreds of years of exploitation, exacerbated as city institutions move in, pushing up the prices. But the drama attempts much more than just a snapshot.