About Churchill

Philip Roberts

About Churchill by Philip Roberts explores the work of Caryl Churchill – this new generation of drama study guides gets students straight to the heart of a playwright’s work via interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators.

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In About Churchill, Philip Roberts presents not only an analysis of Caryl Churchill’s published work, but also an account of eleven of her unpublished pieces, lent by the playwright. Alongside a survey of the plays, the book includes comment from directors, actors, designers, dancers, a choreographer and a composer, and demonstrates her unceasing experimentation and moral courage over more than forty years.


Philip Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies in the University of Leeds. He is the author of About Churchill, and is co-editor, with Richard Boon, of Faber’s About…; the Playwright and the Work series, which also includes volumes on Beckett, Friel, Stoppard, Hare, Pinter, Kane and O’Casey. His other books include The Royal Court Theatre 1965-1972 (Routledge); The Royal…

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