Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill’s most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham’s production, writing to say that “This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated”. This edition contains a chronology of the playwright’s life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play, a discussion of the various interpretations and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.
About the Author
Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. Her acclaimed body of work also includes Three More Sleepless Nights (1980); Top Girls (1982); Fen (1983); Mouthful of Birds (1986); Serious Money (1989); The Skriker (1984); Blue/Heart (1998) and most recently Far Away in Autumn (2000) which transferred to the West End.
Caryl Churchill is one of the most esteemed contemporary British playwrights and a leading woman writer with a distinctive feminist voice Strong sales of books to the student market; her plays are often set texts on drama courses This edition includes a full commentary, notes, chronology and questions for study
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