Caryl Churchill is a popular English dramatist known for writing plays on the theme of feminism. She was interested in writing from the very beginning and got attracted towards drama during her graduation at the Oxford University. There, she wrote various plays for school functions. One of her popular plays ‘Downstairs’ was also written by her during that time. This helped her get a job with the BBC radio where she wrote short radio dramas which were well-received by the masses. This encouraged her to write a couple of successful television plays including ‘Shorts’. She marked the beginning of her professional career with her play titled ‘Owner’ which eventually made her a resident dramatist of the royal court. She further worked with various renowned theater companies to come up with some of the most successful plays of her career. All through her career, she wrote plays which reflected her thoughts on woman rights and other feminist themes. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Caryl Churchill which reflects her feminist mind and also give a glimpse of political exploitation that prevailed then.
[Margaret] Thatcher had just become prime minister; there was talk about whether it was an advance to have a woman prime minister if it was someone with policies like hers: She may be a woman but she isn't a sister, she may be a sister but she isn't a comrade.
We’ve got ninety-nine per cent the same genes as any other person. We’ve got ninety per cent the same as a chimpanzee. We’ve got thirty per cent the same as a lettuce. Does that cheer you up at all? I love about the lettuce. It makes me feel I belong.
There's nothing personal in it [THE SKRIKER]. I'm not ever inclined with any of the plays to say, This is about that, because plays are about the whole event that they are. . . . I was certainly wanting to write a play about damage - damage to nature and damage to people, both of which there's plenty of about. To that extent, I was writing a play about England now.
NELL. Because that's what an employer is going to have doubts about with a lady as I needn't tell you, whether she's got the guts to push through to a closing situation. They think we're too nice. They think we listen to the buyer's doubts. They think we consider his needs and his feelings.
What I like about a dog it stops people getting after you, they're not going to come round in the night. But they make the place stink because I might want to stay out a few days and when I get back I might want to stay in a few days and a dog can become a tyrant to you.
Polly Findlay showed real insight and imagination in her production of my translation of Seneca's Thyestes at the Arcola. I enjoyed her use of the space and the detail of her work with the actors, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with Light Shining.