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The Judge's Wife

Short Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m

The Judge's Wife
by Caryl Churchill

A Judge passes a harsh sentence on a young man, Vernon Warren. Warren's brother kills the Judge. Caroline, the Judge's wife, explains her hu…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
A Judge passes a harsh sentence on a young man, Vernon Warren. Warren's brother kills the Judge. Caroline, the Judge's wife, explains her husband's reactionary behaviour, seeing his death as "his way of committing suicide"; deliberately making himself a parody of a right-wing bigot, thereby giving his life for the oppressed, for the revolution. Contained in the volume Caryl Churchill: Shorts.
Cast Attributes
M3 (young, 60s) F4 (20s, 50s, 60s).
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Various simple settings
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sund ...

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