Love and Information

Love and Information

Caryl Churchill / May 31, 2020

Love and Information None

  • Title: Love and Information
  • Author: Caryl Churchill
  • ISBN: 9781848422889
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
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      • Caryl Churchill

        Caryl Churchill born 3 September 1938 is an English dramatist known for her use of non naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, dramatisation of the abuses of power, and exploration of sexual politics 1 She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and one of world theatre s most influential writers.Her early work developed Bertolt Brecht s modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of Epic theatre to explore issues of gender and sexuality From A Mouthful of Birds 1986 onwards, she began to experiment with forms of dance theatre, incorporating techniques developed from the performance tradition initiated by Antonin Artaud with his Theatre of Cruelty This move away from a clear Fabel dramaturgy towards increasingly fragmented and surrealistic narratives characterises her work as postmodernist.Prizes and awardsChurchill has received much recognition, including the following awards 1958 Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival Award Downstairs 1961 Richard Hillary Memorial Prize 1981 Obie Award for Playwriting, Cloud Nine 1982 Obie Award for Playwriting, Top Girls 1983 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize runner up , Top Girls 1984 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Fen 1987 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year, Serious Money 1987 Obie Award for Best New Play, Serious Money 1987 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Serious Money 1988 Laurence Olivier BBC Award for Best New Play, Serious Money 2001 Obie Sustained Achievement Award 2010 Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.Plays Downstairs 1958 You ve No Need to be Frightened 1959 Having a Wonderful Time 1960 Easy Death 1960 The Ants, radio drama 1962 Lovesick, radio drama 1969 Identical Twins 1960 Abortive, radio drama 1971 Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen, radio drama 1971 Owners 1972 Schreber s Nervous Illness, radio drama 1972 based on Memoirs of My Nervous Illness The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution written 1972 The Judge s Wife, radio drama 1972 Moving Clocks Go Slow, 1973 Turkish Delight, television drama 1973 Objections to Sex and Violence 1975 Light Shining in Buckinghamshire 1976 7 Vinegar Tom 1976 Traps 1976 The After Dinner Joke, television drama 1978 Seagulls written 1978 Cloud Nine 1979 Three More Sleepless Nights 1980 Top Girls 1982 Crimes, television drama 1982 Fen 1983 Softcops 1984 A Mouthful of Birds 1986 A Heart s Desire 1987 18 Serious Money 1987 Ice Cream 1989 Hot Fudge 1989 Mad Forest 1990 Lives of the Great Poisoners 1991 The Skriker 1994 Blue Heart 1997 Hotel 1997 This is a Chair 1999 Far Away 2000 Thyestes 2001 translation of Seneca s tragedy A Number 2002 A Dream Play 2005 translation of August Strindberg s play Drunk Enough to Say I Love You 2006 Seven Jewish Children a play for Gaza 2009 Love and Information 2012 Ding Dong the Wicked 2013 Here We Go play 2015 source enpedia wiki Caryl_Ch


    1. Searching for monologues for an audition and 'Manic' is one I'm considering. I wish I could see this play performed, there's so many different ways this could be staged and it would be so fun to be in.

    2. Caryl Churchill never writes the same play twice, and--more thrillingly--she never re-uses the same dramatic conceit or structure a second time, either. Love and Information is a scripts that incorporates some of the chance techniques associated with John Cage in music. There are dozens of short scenes, grouped into seven sections. The scenes can be re-ordered by her collaborators however they wish; the sections need to remain in the author's order. There are also additional scenes that can be i [...]

    3. An amazing read for a director, or anyone with an imagination. Caryl Churchill gives something magical to explore here.

    4. Churchill’s way of writing is so honest and true that you can’t help but love this play. The way she bring everyday situations and conversations to light shows attention to detail. I performed this play a few years ago and found the freedom to explore each section separately rather intriguing. Unlike many plays each subtitle doesn’t correlate to the next, and each section has no link to one another. I actually found this rather intriguing to be able to explore this play in so many differen [...]

    5. I had the overwhelming pleasure of seeing this play live last year. It was one of my favorite productions that I've ever seen. Reading it is a completely different experience, but it's a good one. I would love to see another production of this play because this is one of those plays that will look completely different every time it's put on.

    6. Caryl Churchill.Caryl fucking Churchill.This was brilliant, a stunningly written and fascinating look at communication and romance in this modern age. Enthralling, beautiful and just a little bit magical. This is what contemporary theatre should be about; this is fucking brilliant.

    7. Churchill is a playwright I always felt I should get to know better. My friend Michael O'Halloran suggested this play, with the possible intention of staging it sometime. It is sparse and formally elegant, a series of discrete dialogues with little or no elaboration, even the order is up to the director, (although Churchill does have some rules in place). It reminds me of the 'exquisite corpse' games played by the surrealists or perhaps snippets of conversation caught while riding the subway. Th [...]

    8. Incredible read, probably much more impactful when performed. I had a hard time deciding which character was saying what in each scene, and whether there were multiple characters in each scene, but what was on the page was incredible. It's quick, important, meaningful, realistic dialogue, but it also offers some depth; something that you can hear someone saying, yet it still carries some weight outside of the conversational feeling. It makes me wonder if Churchill has any previous experience wit [...]

    9. Fifty (or maybe 60) scenes (or maybe plays, or dialogues) revealing Churchill's never-static, always inventive and creative heart of theatricality. As Tony Kushner said, Churchill is "the greatest living English playwright." She never does anything twice (Daily Telegraph). Or, as the Huffington Post said, "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 t [...]

    10. Nearly 40 years into her career, Churchill is still redefining what theatre can/should do. Her latest published work is NOT one of her strongest, although it's hard to say how it would 'play' on the stage. Essentially dozens of short vignettes (some silent or only one sentence long) involving usually only two characters, they are all short pieces about the titular subject(s). There is no 'plot' per se, and no through-line, so it might be either fascinating or rather tedious to see this performed [...]

    11. Cute. Clever. Almost cutting-edge. This was interesting for its chopped-up structure and the absence of named characters, being a series of unpunctuated and often interrupted lines. It's thought-provoking, to be sure, but I wish the author had done a little more thinking beforehand. She keeps coming close to real epiphany or insight, only to stop short. Some scenes, including "Depression," which is indicated as essential, feel pretty half-baked. Still, I liked it. I'd be interested in picking up [...]

    12. Normally, drama is not my cup of tea and I'm not interested in reading it that much. This is my first Churchill's play and I am very impressed. This is so far from any typical drama I've read. It is a play! a playground where nothing is static. It is poetry, paintings, tales and everything all at once. I don't understand everything in it but I am really moved. Kudos to you Ms.Churchill! I havent had this kind of excitement for a very long time.

    13. My first Caryl Churchill and she has blown me away with her exploration of relationships between two people connected by love, friendship or DNA as well as a person's relationship to their conflicted self. I love the idea of 'information' - we are information, sex is information, what we exchange is information. It's brilliant. All I want to do is read or watch her other words. Watching will be better but till that happens, I have the books.

    14. The unusual structure and lack of named characters make this hard to comprehend as a play, but it may work better on the page than on the stage. Bereft of description and context, the short vignettes often seem like poems.

    15. There is no doubt that Caryl Churchill is one of England's greatest playwrights.But this is a minor work. Always interesting and even propagative it doesn't hold a candle to her last play A Number.Now THAT is a great play.

    16. I enjoyed the sporadic style that Churchill used in Love and Information. The way in which she writes this piece makes it seem like chaos that falls into place to create a living being rather than something on a page. Love and Information evoked my visceral senses rather than my visual imagination.

    17. funnyif this survives 20 years or so it's the kind of play that will need footnotes for specific 2000s-10s cultural context

    18. I can't help feeling that the failure of imagination is mine, but I could have stood more love and less information.

    19. I don't know how to rate this play because I am still trying to figure out what I think of it. It was definitely interesting.

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