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The Prisoner's Dilemma By David Edgar

The Prisoner's Dilemma by David Edgar

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Summary

Starting with international peace brokers playing simulation games on a university campus, David Edgar's intensely political play spirals upward and outward to present a situation of real conflict over bloodily unresolvable life-and-death issues.

The Prisoner's Dilemma Summary

The Prisoner's Dilemma by David Edgar

Revised and re-issued alongside its London transfer - Edgar's RSC play has acquired sharp topicality following 11th September First seen in Stratford in July 2001, David Edgar's new play arrives in London as one of the last that the RSC will present at the Barbican. He has brought the play bang up to date, including the attacks on New York and Washington, and provided a substantial new introduction.

The Prisoner's Dilemma Reviews

'The greatest virtue of David Edgar's enthralling new play is that it confronts the kind of intractable ethnic conflict that has blown up in the wake of the Soviet Union's demise.... The good news is that The Prisoner's Dilemma is not the mirthless lecture you might have inferred... Edgar's erudition and appetite for major subject-matter have paid off. This must be seen' Daily Telegraph; 'David Edgar is one of our few surviving writers of public plays, and The Prisoner's Dilemma continues his exploration of the reconfiguration of global politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall... Engrossing...' Sunday Times; 'Edgar has valuable things to say about the dangers of America and the West imposing quick-fix solutions - sometimes from 1500 feet in the air' Independent

About David Edgar

David Edgar is best-known for his adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC, for whom he also wrote Destiny, Maydays, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Pentecost. His plays at the National include The Shape of the Table, Entertaining Strangers with Judi Dench and Albert Speer.

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GOR011177456
9781854596796
1854596799
The Prisoner's Dilemma by David Edgar
Used - Like New
Paperback
Nick Hern Books
2002-02-22
160
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