Serious Money (Student Editions)

Serious Money (Student Editions)

by Caryl Churchill (Author)

Synopsis

A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance Independent 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 student 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.

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Format: Student Edition
Pages: 176
Edition: New Edition - New ed
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Published: 28 Mar 2002

ISBN 10: 0413771202
ISBN 13: 9780413771209
Book Overview: 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

Media Reviews
A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance Independent 'The play is a fine example of the stage's special ability to respond to the big, immediate stories of our day far more forcefully than journalism and much faster than the cinema.' Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday, 17.5.09 'Caryl Churchill's brutally brilliant, savagely funny and appallingly realistic play (1987) about the bankers and dealers and the wheeler-dealers, the publicists and the media vultures who flourished in and around the banks kindly deregulated by Mrs Thatcher' John Peter, Sunday Times, 17.5.09
Author Bio
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.