Churchill, Caryl (1938–)

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Churchill, Caryl (1938–)

British playwright. Born Sept 3, 1938, in London, England; dau. of Robert Churchill and Jan Brown Churchill; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, BA in English, 1960; m. David Harter, 1961; children: 3.

Lived in Canada (1948–56); wrote 3 plays while a student at Oxford: Downstairs (1958), You've No Need to Be Frightened (1960), and Having a Wonderful Time (1960); after graduating (1961), wrote radio plays for the BBC, including The Ants (1962), Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen (1971) and Schreber's Nervous Illness (1972); was resident dramatist at Royal Court (1974–75) and, while collaborating with Joint Stock and Monstrous Regiment, wrote such plays as Light Shining on Buckinghamshire (1976), Vinegar Tom (1976), and Cloud Nine (1979); wrote Serious Money (1987), Icecream (1989), Mad Forest (1990), The Skriker (1994), Blue Heart (1997), This is a Chair (1999) and A Number (2002). Received 3 Obies (1982, 1983, 1988) and Society of West End Theatre Award (1988).

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