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About the Author

Caryl Lesley Churchill is a British playwright whose work has been associated with surrealist and postmodern theatre. She was born in London on September 3, 1938. Her family moved to Montreal after World War II, where Churchill matriculated at the Trafalgar School for Girls. In 1957, Churchill moved back to England to attend Oxford University, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature in 1960. During her time at Oxford, Churchill wrote four plays – Downstairs, You’ve No Need to Be Frightened, Having a Wonderful Time, and Easy Death – all of which were performed by Oxford student theater groups. In 1961, Churchill married David Harrister, with whom she has three sons.


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