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A Mouthful of Birds is a play with dance by Caryl Churchill and David Lan, with choreography by Ian Spink. Drawing its themes from The Bacchae of Euripides, it is a meditation on possession, madness and female violence. Synopsis. The play has an unusual structure; it is a series of seven independent vignettes. Women and Violence in A Mouthful of Birds. Raima Evan. Soon after Caryl Churchill and David Lan's collaborative work A Mouthful of Birds. () was published, scholars of feminist theatre recognized the play's significance? most particularly for its bold stagings of transgressive, gender-bending bodies. Elin. Diamond. A Mouthful of Birds is a collaboratively written theatre piece by Caryl Churchill and David Lan, combining text and dance to explore the nature of madness, possession and violence. It was inspired by Euripides' Bacchae. The play was first performed in association with Joint Stock Theatre Company at Birmingham Repertory.
A Mouthful of Birds has 49 ratings and 3 reviews. Shawn said: This was a great play that I read about twenty years ago, that dealt with the idea of spiri. Consciousness, Literature and the Arts. Archive. Volume 2 Number 3, December Madness and Signification in A Mouthful of Birds. by. Laura Nutten. Through madness, a work that seems to drown in the world, to reveal there its non-sense, and to transfigure itself with the features of pathology alone, actually engages. 4 Nov By Caryl Churchill and Daniel Lan VCA Grant St Theatre, until November 4. A MOUTHFUL of Birds is a difficult pleasure to watch and a challenge to perform. The work catches pre-eminent British playwright Caryl Churchill at the height of her involvement with surreal dance theatre in the s. Vignettes.
28 Mar A Mouthful of Birds (Photo: Dixie Sheridan) Passion, possession, and obsession are primary themes in The Bacchae by Euripides. They also lie at the heart of Caryl Churchill and David Lan's A Mouthful of Birds, a dance theater piece that is a loosely constructed riff on the Greek classic. The production is. Photocopying permitted by license only. A Mouthful of Birds: Questions of Creativity and Co-operation. Frances Babbage and Margaret Llewellyn-Jones. This article re-views the collaborative process through which a production of Caryl Churchill & David. Lans's A Mouthful of Birdswas created. The co-directors, from their. A Mouthful of Birds by Caryl Churchill, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.