WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Howard Barker's The Castle is an epic work, blasting apart with humor, bawdiness, and violence, the boundaries of desire, pain, and sexuality. After an absence of 7 years, a group of Crusaders returns 'home' to find authority, religion, and human relations all upended and a new society established by the women who have been left behind. The battle lines are drawn immediately. "The Castle is one of the richest and most densely written of Barker's entire oeuvre."