Far Away. by Caryl Churchill. Full Length Play, Drama / 1m, 3f. Confronting our deepest fears, Caryl Churchill’s extraordinary Scripts. Far Away · Acting Edition . DESCRIPTION. Theatre – Script – Play text – Caryl Churchill – Far Away. Transcript . Far Away by Caryl ChurchillChurchill, Caryl, Plays: 4. Play Far Away Author Churchill Caryl Role Joan. Of course birds saw me, everyone saw me walking along but nobody knew why, I could have been on a.
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Far Away opens on a girl questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar. Several years later, the whole world is at war – including birds and animals. The girl has returned to her aunt to take refuge and begins to describe her journey: Churchill’s play seems to reinvent drama with every other line.
Churchill is that rare dramatist who imagines different forms and even invented languages every time out. Far Away has the picturesque form and gentle rhythms of a fairy tale told at bedtime. But it also finds a grating alarm in traditional sounds of comfort, from the lapping of a stream and the lilt of a lullaby to the hesitating confidences exchanged by a boy and girl falling in love… I can think of no contemporary playwright who combines such scope of imagination and depth of purpose.
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Dec 20, George K. Nov 12, Alyson rated it really liked it. This is the best representation of a play about war without being about a particular war. It was recommended to me by the director of another war play, a recommendation that came out of a conversation about awareness. It is political without being pointed, though there are clear allusions to WWII, at least visually. The point, though, is that war is not far away. War is not limited by borders or species.
What seems like an absurd conversation about deer, elephants, and crocodiles hits hard by th This is the best representation of a play about war without being about a particular war. What seems like an absurd conversation about deer, elephants, and crocodiles hits hard by the time you reach the last page. Dec 22, Anna rated it really liked it.
Far Away is a short, shocking read. This bare bones play throws insane dystopian details at you with each line. The first third is most frightening, the final third most creative. Jul 20, Harry McDonald rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 10, Brittney rated it it was ok.
I was supposed to read this for my play reading and discussion class but due to the spring show and other circumstance we cut it from our list. Still wanting to read it since it is so short and written in relatively simple language I did. I have no idea what this play I about!
I was think WWII but as it went on I wasn’t sure and then I thought about it being about spies or something but by the end o had not clue. Kinda wishing we could still have a class discussion about it so I can make sense o I was supposed to read this for my play reading and discussion class but due to the spring show and other circumstance we cut it from our list. Kinda wishing we could still have a class discussion about it so I can make sense of it. Oct 19, Alyce Hunt rated it liked it Shelves: This is another one of those plays that you need to watch to truly understand.
After reading ‘Top Girls’ I was interested in reading more Churchill, but I’m not sure if this was the best step. Sidestepping around the subject of war, it’s not long enough to truly warrant three acts, but some of the imagery is extremely powerful. Jan 21, L. Woodyard rated it really liked it. I love the insane. This is what the play is to me. Are we far away from this future? I keep imagining how we are not so far away from a world portrayed in these dystopian portrayals.
I’d love to see this or direct this one day. I guess this will mark my journey into Caryl Churchill. Aug 25, Nijhia rated it liked it. I read this for a script, but i did not really enjoy it.
It follows a character through their life. Its basically how she saw a very evil act, then how she was a hatmaker and she meets some guy.
It is an okay read, i am sure that it is an okay play but seems boring to me. Apr 04, Tanika rated it really liked it. Fun and frightening concepts to play with. Absurdist drama on the rise of Nazism. First scene is brilliant, kind of degenerates from there. Awzy 19, Lise rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 18, Kari rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m not going to lie, Post Modern Literature scares me.
I never feel like I complete understand it, and always need to talk it through with a friend. That being said it is 1: Zcript the first act, the girl sees her uncle scrupt people, and her aunt talks her through it.
Telling the scrpit that it is nothing; her uncle is saving these people, and she herself is part of a new order. Later, the girl makes hats which are worn by those being executed, and even later the girl finds h I’m not going to lie, Post Modern Literature scares me. Later, the girl makes hats which are worn by those being executed, and even later the girl finds herself back at her aunt’s home. Now the whole world is at war, not just people, but animals too.
The girl shares the story of how she arrived at her aunt’s which includes killing. And the play ends with the girl saying to terribly interesting thing, “Who’s going to mobilise darkness and silence? When you’ve just stepped in awqy can’t tell what’s going to happen.
Caryl Churchill – Far Away
The second lines, summarize the fears inspired by war; you just go in without any ideas about what could happen. Dec 19, Daniel rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Acryl view it, click here. Easily the weakest Churchill I’ve read. She still has fat knack for incredible images—parade of prisoners with monstrous hats? War with unpredictable alliances of nations, nature, and people? Nov 13, Alyssa rated it really liked it. While it is short, Far Away packs enough of an emotional punch as a full length musical.
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I like that from the outside, the play seems to be simple. Most of the dialogue is short and are about trivial things. But putting the pieces together, it shows the disaster the future can hold and the paranoia that can consume us.
My favorite part is the beginning, which unless you knew much about the play seems to be set in the present day. During the conversation that happens after it between Joan and her aunt, the audience realizes this world is very different from our own. I would use this play as an example when I write scripts. It is up to the audience to figure out what is going on. Nov 17, Jill rated it really liked it Recommended to Jill by: Ah, that feeling of when you finish a long lonnnngggg book and can’t wait to devour everything in sight But make no mistake: I think it works best if you have no idea what’s happening going in, so don’t read any reviews — just get your hands on it, somehow.
It’s an abstract allegory, but one of those really excellent ones with a lot of personal footholds. I like my Ah, that feeling of when you finish a long lonnnngggg book and can’t wait to devour everything in sight I like my interpretation, view spoiler [of a childhood trauma creating complete chaos later in life, with that line about “people thinking it’s a house” acting as a symbol for false security, with the house acting as point of origin not of the war, but of Joan’s psychological scars hide spoiler ] but yours should be your own.
Hope to find a class solid enough to teach this one to, someday.