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Cloud 9

Cloud 9

April 1995
Trade Paperback · 88 Pages
$13.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781559360999
Theatre Communications Group


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Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined in CLOUD NINE, Caryl Churchill's provocative and amusing study of sexual politics& It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter Time Out CLOUD NINE is about relationships—between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and Sex. Caryl Churchill has been hailed as a dramatist who must be surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing & a playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting Bernanrd Nightingale CLOUD NINE was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre, in 1979, revived the following year and opened a two-year run in New York in 1981. It has since been staged all over the world.

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.