DOI: 10.5040/9781784602345.10000042
Roles: Male (3) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Caryl Churchill's The Judge’s Wife is a short play for television. It was first broadcast on BBC 2 on 2 October 1972

A Judge passes a harsh sentence on a young man, the violent revolutionary Vernon Warren. Warren's brother, Michael, kills the Judge in revenge. 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.

The BBC production was directed by James Fearman, with Sebastian Shaw as the Judge, Rachel Kempson as Caroline, Valerie White as Barbara, Evin Crowley as Peg, Anthony Andrews as the Warren brothers and Grace Dolan as Warren's mother.

From Caryl Churchill: Shorts

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Nick Hern Books

Caryl Churchill

ISBN: 9781854590855

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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