Far Away (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics)

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"Chilling... Churchill's play seems to reinvent drama with every other line." - Village Voice

"A masterpiece from one of the most valuable playwrights working today. Churchill is that rare dramatist who imagines different forms and even invented languages every time out." -Chicago Tribune

"Deeply disturbing. Far Away has the picturesque form and gentle rhythms of a fairy tale told at bedtime. But it also finds a grating alarm in traditional sounds of comfort, from the lapping of a stream and the lilt of a lullaby to the hesitating confidences exchanged by a boy and girl falling in love I can think of no contemporary playwright who combines such scope of imagination and depth of purpose." -Ben Brantley, New York Times

Far Away opens on a girl questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar. Several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. The girl has returned to her aunt to take refuge and begins to describe her journey: "There were piles of bodies and if you stopped to find out there was one killed by coffee or one killed by pins, they were killed by heroin, petrol, chainsaws, hairspray, bleach, foxgloves, the smell of smoke was where we were burning the grass that wouldn't serve...”

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.

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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. 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.

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"A new Caryl Churchill play is an event." - Michael Billington, The Guardian

"There's nothing like this play around today." - The Sunday Times

"Churchill is our most visionary writer. It may be a decade old, but this is a play that feels more resonant than ever." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

FOUR STARS: "As rich and disturbing as anything we’ve seen this century." - Dominic Maxwell, The Times (London)

"Deeply disturbing. Far Away has the picturesque form and gentle rhythms of a fairy tale told at bedtime. But it also finds a grating alarm in traditional sounds of comfort, from the lapping of a stream and the lilt of a lullaby to the hesitating confidences exchanged by a boy and girl falling in love. With each new work, Ms. Churchill seems to come up with new rhythms and language to match, in exhilaratingly theatrical terms, what are scarcely trivial subjects, whether it's the rural bleakness and cruelty of Fen (1983) or the capitalist corruption of Serious Money (1987). I can think of no contemporary playwright who combines such scope of imagination and depth of purpose." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Chilling... Churchill's play seems to reinvent drama with every other line." - Alisa Solomon, Village Voice

"A masterpiece from one of the most valuable playwrights working today. Churchill is that rare dramatist who imagines different forms and even invented languages every time out." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune



"A new Caryl Churchill play is an event." - Michael Billington, The Guardian

"There's nothing like this play around today." - The Sunday Times

"Churchill is our most visionary writer. It may be a decade old, but this is a play that feels more resonant than ever." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

FOUR STARS: "As rich and disturbing as anything we’ve seen this century." - Dominic Maxwell, The Times (London)

"Deeply disturbing. Far Away has the picturesque form and gentle rhythms of a fairy tale told at bedtime. But it also finds a grating alarm in traditional sounds of comfort, from the lapping of a stream and the lilt of a lullaby to the hesitating confidences exchanged by a boy and girl falling in love. With each new work, Ms. Churchill seems to come up with new rhythms and language to match, in exhilaratingly theatrical terms, what are scarcely trivial subjects, whether it's the rural bleakness and cruelty of Fen (1983) or the capitalist corruption of Serious Money (1987). I can think of no contemporary playwright who combines such scope of imagination and depth of purpose." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Chilling... Churchill's play seems to reinvent drama with every other line." - Alisa Solomon, Village Voice

"A masterpiece from one of the most valuable playwrights working today. Churchill is that rare dramatist who imagines different forms and even invented languages every time out." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

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