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Lovesick - Short Play, Drama

Lovesick

Caryl Churchill

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Short Play, Drama

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9781854590855

Originally written for radio, this incisive piece about love as sickness is effective when staged with minimal scenery. A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives. While treating Ellen for loving a homosexual man, the the…

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Caryl Churchill: Shorts

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Drama

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Originally written for radio, this incisive piece about love as sickness is effective when staged with minimal scenery. A therapist practices aversion therapy to rid his patients of sexual/romantic obsessions which interfere with their lives. While treating Ellen for loving a homosexual man, the therapist tumbles in love with her. His treatments achieve unexpected results: the gay man falls for him and kills himself while Ellen realizes she has lesbian inclinations.  Published in Caryl Churchill: Shorts.
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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill (born 1938) wrote her first play, Downstairs, while at Oxford University. It was staged in 1958 and won the award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Her plays have been performed on international stages, on the BBC radio, and adapted for BBC television. They include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Fen, Three More Sleepless Nights, Top Girls ... view full profile

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