Cloud Nine | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Anthony Curtis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Cloud Nine.
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Critical Review by Anthony Curtis

SOURCE: A review of Cloud Nine, in Drama, London, No. 133, Summer, 1979, p. 57.

In this review of the London production, Curtis applauds the way in which Churchill offered an "adroit and amusing exposure of what goes on behind the masks of conventional behaviour" in Cloud Nine.

Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine [was] directed by Max Stafford-Clark. This play was written for the Joint Stock Company of which he is a director. It is a comedy, first seen at Dartington earlier this year, that takes a leaf or two out of what used to be called our island's story and tears them up into shreds. We begin on an outpost of empire in the African jungle circa 1900; we end in a London park and a recreation hut circa 1979. To highlight the caricature a black is played by a white...

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