The playwright Caryl Churchill read English at LMH from 1954 to 1957; it was here that she began her writing career, with her first four plays all being produced in Oxford by student companies. Her work has since appeared not just on the stage but on TV and radio, and it has won her countless prizes, from lifetime achievement awards to her induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Serious Money, her surrealist 1980s comedy set to songs by Ian Dury, won her the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year, the Obie Award for Best New Play, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Olivier Award for Best New Play. Her explorations of power dynamics, sexual politics, gender, feminism, dance, Brechtianism and capitalism have made her one of the greatest dramatists of her generation, and her best-known play Top Girls has continued to be performed all over the world since its opening run in 1982. This copy of Serious Money is a 1st edition, published by Methuen/Royal Court in 1987.
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