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Edgar Plays By David Edgar

Edgar Plays by David Edgar

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Summary

This third collection of plays by David Edgar includes "Our Own People", "Teendreams", "Maydays" and "That Summer", encompassing some of his best work from the late 1970s and early 80s, demonstrating the range of one of Britain's major political playwrights.

Edgar Plays Summary

Edgar Plays: v. 3: "Teendreams", "Our Own People", "That Summer" and "Maydays" by David Edgar

"David Edgar, like Balzac, seems to be the secretary for our times" (Guardian) Our Own People: "A courageous and intelligent discussion of race and industrial relations" (City Limits); Teendreams (written with Susan Todd of Monstrous Regiment theatre company) is about the failed revolutionary dreams of a set of teenagers. Maydays compares the phenomenon of post-war social rebellion from Western and Eastern perspectives; That Summer is an "elegantly tangential treatment of the 1984 miners' strike" (Plays and Players) "Edgar never lets his drama simplify into ideological diagram...This elegant, humane play keeps its emphasis on the...results that can ensue when diverse lives briefly brush against each other." (Independent)

About David Edgar

David Edgar was born in Birmingham in 1948. His plays include Albert Speer, Nicholas Nickleby and Pentecost. He has won numerous drama awards including the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the Society of West End Theatres Best Play Award. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Birmingham.

Table of Contents

Teendreams; Our Own People; That Summer and Maydays

Additional information

GOR012119737
9780413648501
0413648508
Edgar Plays: v. 3: "Teendreams", "Our Own People", "That Summer" and "Maydays" by David Edgar
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1991-10-14
432
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