A collaborative piece written with david lan, combining words and danceinspired by euripides' bacchae, the play explores modern experiences of 'possession, violence and other states where people feel beside themselves' - caryl churchill, from her introduction to the published volume. A mouthful of birds: caryl churchill, david lan: a refined look at existence: rodney milgate: antiopi: vernardakis: a mouthful of birds - the bacchae: 1986: newspaper cutting : archive: a naughty night with euripides: euripides: bacchai. Theater reviews a mouthful of birds by caryl churchill and david lan directed by les waters choreography by ian spink march 9-13 mandell weiss theatre. Now comes a mouthful of birds, david lan and english scribe caryl churchill's own rendition of euripides' work which is currently presenting two versions of the bacchae — and neither of them by euripides. 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 classicthe production is currently being staged by the rude. Caryl churchill and david lan's a mouthful of birds university of london, working on a feminist reception history of euripides the bacchae churchill, caryl 1986 author's notes a mouthful of birds london: methuen.
Comparison of essaysthe play a mouthful of birds by caryl churchill and david lan is loosely based around the themes explored by euripides in the bacchae both plays share similar themes and issues, yet contain many contrasting characters and circumstances due to the modernisation or appropriation o. A mouthful of birds is a 1986 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 each focusing on a. 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 theatre on 27 november.
Talkin broadway e-blast periodic e-blasts for giveaways euripides' tragedy, the bacchae a mouthful of birds, by caryl churchill and david lan and directed by rebecca taylor, relates to the original play only incidentally.
Learn more about past student shows produced and performed as part of the colgate university department of theater a mouthful of birds this 1986 play by caryl churchill and david lan explores a series of seemingly ordinary like euripides' bacchae (on which a mouthful of birds is based. Graduates of the american conservatory theater's advanced training program will perform caryl churchill and david lan's a mouthful of birds, inspired by euripides' bacchae compare us. Playwright caryl churchill was born on 3 september 1938 in london and grew up in the (1983) and a mouthful of birds (1986), written with david lan three more sleepless nights was first produced a mouthful of birds (1986), inspired by euripides' bacchae, takes as its theme possession by.
Women and violence in a mouthful of birds raima evan soon after caryl churchill and david lan's collaborative work a mouthful of birds (1986) orgiastic female violence in contemporary re-visions of euripides' the bacchae, argues.
Caryl churchill (born 3 september 1938) from a mouthful of birds (1986) a mouthful of birds is a 1986 play with dance by caryl churchill and david lan , with choreography by ian spink drawing its themes from the bacchae of euripides. A mouthful of bords audition for a mouthful of birds, the university theater's fall production a 1986 play with dance by caryl churchill and david lan, tells the stories of seven based on euripides the bacchae, an undercurrent of violence seeps into each character's life through. Lazarus theatre company - the bacchae caryl churchill later co-wrote an adaptation with david lan and joint stock theatre company called a mouthful of birds. Wole soyinka adapted the play as the bacchae of euripides: caryl churchill and david lan used the play as the basis of their 1986 dance-theatre hybrid a mouthful of birds however, that particular comparison is limited.