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Paperback, 70 pages ISBN: 9781854590954Publication Date:
27 Apr 1989
Size: 197mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1977


By Caryl Churchill

Paperback £9.99£7.99

An early play by one of our leading dramatists, written before her breakthrough successes with Cloud Nine and Top Girls.

Like a painting by Escher 'where the objects can exist on paper, but would be impossible in life', Traps is a mindbending dramatic concoction in which the characters can be thought of as living all their possibilities at once.

Caryl Churchill's play Traps was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 1977.

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'A fascinating script...Churchill's most confident and creative deployment of stagecraft'

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Paperback, 70 pages ISBN: 9781854590954Publication Date:
27 Apr 1989
Size: 197mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

Caryl Churchill: Shorts
The Judge's Wife
Here We Go
Pigs and Dogs
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Mad Forest
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Ding Dong the Wicked
A Mouthful of Birds
This is a Chair
Tickets are Now On Sale
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Beautiful Eyes
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Blue Heart
Seven Jewish Children
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
A Dream Play
The After-Dinner Joke
The Skriker
Far Away (Donmar edition)
A Number
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
A Number (2015 edition)
Three More Sleepless Nights
Far Away
War and Peace Gaza Piece
Hot Fudge
Love and Information
Escaped Alone
Three Short Plays
Cloud Nine

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