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Schreber's Nervous Illness - Short Play, Drama

Schreber's Nervous Illness

Caryl Churchill

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Short Play, Drama

3m

ISBN: 9781854590855

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$22.95
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Description

Short Play

Drama

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Bare Stage/Simple Set

Narrative monologues adapted from his memoirs tell the story of Daniel Paul Schreber, a retired judge who was institutionalized for schizophrenic delusions. He believed that God was trying to transform him into a woman and that his mind had become a battleground between the forces of light and darkness. This fascinating glimpse into dementia was originally done on radio; it easily adapts to the stage or oral interpretation/platform reading.
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3m

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Plus various recorded voices

Author
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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