An early masterwork by one of the world's leading playwrights.
"Even more than an immediately impressive exercise in historical drama, the play deals in the rawness of life during the Civil War and the crazy mixture of ideals and half truths which led a group of free-loving pantheistic communists to set their standard against the standard of false revolution of Cromwell's parliamentarians." -Steve Grant
"The play has an austere eloquence that precisely matches its subject." -The Guardian
"A play that commands one's attention and that can lead to enlightenment." -Mel Gussow, New York Times
An early masterwork by one of the world's leading playwrights, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is an impressive exercise in historical drama, dealing with the rawness of life during England's Civil War. It was first staged in 1976 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and revived at the National Theatre in 1996.
Caryl Churchill has written for the stage, television and radio. A renowned and prolific playwright, her plays include Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest and A Number. In 2002, she received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award and 2010, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.