60 Years of Modern Plays
Special edition hardbacks celebrating sixty years of Methuen Drama's "Modern Plays" series, with the selections chosen by public vote due to their enduring cultural importance. Each features a new foreword.
Caryl Churchill is an award-winning playwright, whose plays are renowned for their striking influence upon contemporary British theatre practices. Indicative of her enduring impression upon the theatrical landscape, Churchill has won Obie Awards for her widely celebrated plays
Cloud 9 (1979),
Serious Money (1987) and
A Number (2002). Further cementing her reputation as an outstanding playwright, in 2002 Churchill won an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2010 was placed in the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She continues to produce innovative and provocative work, such as
Seven Jewish Children - a play for Gaza (2009) and
Love and Information (2012), and in January 2016 her latest full-length play,
Escaped Alone, opened at the Royal Court Theatre to great acclaim. With an illustrious theatre career that transcends four decades, Caryl Churchill is arguably more than just one of Britain's most revered female playwrights; she is one of Britain's most respected and groundbreaking working today.