The Judge's Wife

The Judge's Wife

The Judge's Wife

The Judge's Wife

The Judge's Wife


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.

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  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


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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