Caryl Churchill Biography
(British Playwright Best Known for Her Plays: ‘Top Girls’, ‘Cloud 9’ and ‘Serious Money’)
Birthday: September 3, 1938 (Virgo)
Born In: London, England
Caryl Churchill is an English dramatist and women’s rights activist, known for her unconventional plays representing feminist themes. She is one of the most influential writers of the world whose writing has a profound impact over people of all ages. Her deep love for writing developed during her graduation years at the Oxford University and this passion increased over the time. Her career started as a radio dramatist and later she wrote for television plays. She was quite successful in her radio plays which presented a sense of responsibility mixed with subtle humor. But it was the theatre which helped her realize her full potential as the audience was able to imagine and recreate in their own minds the story she displayed on stage with sounds and actions. Her belief in women’s power and views about gender inequalities combined with other subjects like traditional bondages and professional politics, to create a realistic caricature of the society. She created awareness by presenting to the orthodox society insights of their own shabby and frail ideologies which should be abolished. Throughout her theatrical journey, she wrote numerous noteworthy plays and was able to rightfully claim her name in the list of people who brought about significant changes in the society through their innovative writing.