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Blue Heart

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
“These are substantial, provocative, immensely stylish works which create an unsettling mixture of wild laughter and profound unease…a major hit.” –Daily Telegraph

“A fiendishly clever and surreal play, timed to perfection!” –The Guardian

“One of the wittiest, most gorgeously performed theatrical events… Ms Churchill [is] possessor of one of the sharpest and most restless th
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Theatre Communications Group
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Phillip
Jan 04, 2013 Phillip rated it really liked it
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This play is really interesting in the multiple levels of division. The play consists of two smaller plays--Heart's Desire and Blue Kettle--thematically linked through their concerns with familial relations and problems of identity. The first play, Heart's Desire, is the story of a family waiting for the return of their daughter Suzy from Australia. The play features a number of breaks, rewinds, and repetitions, offering a number of possible scenarios.
Blue Kettle I initially found interesting, t
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Mar 21, 2009 Wendi rated it it was ok
Shelves: drama
Blue Heart contains two plays: Heart's Desire and Blue Kettle. I enjoyed reading Heart's Desire. It constantly resets to a point in the play already performed, and strange people/creatures often make their way onto the stage (for example, a ten foot tall bird) without explanation or comment. Yet there is an emotional center to the play (a dysfunctional family waiting for the arrival of their daughter, whom they haven't seen in many years) that gives this play a certain degree of coherence.

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Aug 26, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
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A little confusing but I'm sure that's because it would make much better as a play in the theatre rather than on the page. A few bits of wisdom but mostly an interesting technique.
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Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is an English dramatist known for her use of non-naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, dramatisation of the abuses of power, and exploration of sexual politics.[1] She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and one of world theatre's most influential writers.

Her early work developed Bertolt Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatr
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