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Caryl Churchill

Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist
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Net worth 2018: $220.8 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: London, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 3 September 1938
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.82 m

Caryl Churchill was bornon 3 September 1938 in London, England, British, is Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist. Caryl Churchill is an English dramatist and women’s rights activist, known for her unconventional plays representing feminist themes. She is one of the most influential writers of the world whose writing has a profound impact over people of all ages. Her deep love for writing developed during her graduation years at the Oxford University and this passion increased over the time. Her career started as a radio dramatist and later she wrote for television plays. She was quite successful in her radio plays which presented a sense of responsibility mixed with subtle humor. But it was the theatre which helped her realize her full potential as the audience was able to imagine and recreate in their own minds the story she displayed on stage with sounds and actions. Her belief in women’s power and views about gender inequalities combined with other subjects like traditional bondages and professional politics, to create a realistic caricature of the society. She created awareness by presenting to the orthodox society insights of their own shabby and frail ideologies which should be abolished. Throughout her theatrical journey, she wrote numerous noteworthy plays and was able to rightfully claim her name in the list of people who brought about significant changes in the society through their innovative writing.


$220.8 Million


In 2012, her play ‘Love and Information’ was enacted in the Royal Court and received critical as well as popular acclaim


In 2009, her 10-minute play ‘Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza’ was caught up in political controversy for its portrayal of Israelis


In 2000, she wrote a play titled ‘Far Away’ based on the premise of a world in which everything in nature is at war


Her 1987 play, ‘Serious Money’, is a remarkable play, known for being largely written in rhyming couplets


Her 1982 play, ‘Top Girls’, is a notable play in her career which gained her immense appreciation from the critics


In the 1980s, she worked with many theatre companies such as Joint Stock and Monstrous Regiment producing some of her finest works like ‘Cloud Nine’ and ‘A Mouthful of Birds’


Her 1979 play, ‘Cloud Nine’, is considered a mature and sensible piece of work


She became the resident dramatist of Royal Court in 1974


After her radio plays, she decided to write television plays for BBC which were not much appreciated as compared to her radio plays, although, her TV play ‘The Judge’s Wife’ in 1973 and ‘Shorts’ in 1990 were quite successful


In 1972, she wrote her first professional play for the theatre, ‘Owners’, which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre


Some of them were ‘The Ants’ (1962), ‘Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen’ (1971) and ‘Schreber’s Nervous Illness’ (1972)


She wrote several plays such as ‘Downstairs’ (1958), ‘You’ve No Need to be Frightened’ and ‘Having a Wonderful Time’ (1960) while she was in the college


In 1957, she returned to England for her college studies


She was born on September 3, 1938 in London, England to Robert Churchill, a political cartoonist and Jan Churchill, a fashion model

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