The Shape of the Table

DOI: 10.5040/9781784600860.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (8) , Female (3) , Neutral (3)

The Shape of the Table tracks the collapse of an Eastern Bloc government at the end of 1989. As the old regime retreats, former political prisoners join banned writers around the negotiating table...

The play is part of David Edgar's post-Cold War trilogy of plays, which also includes Pentecost and The Prisoner's Dilemma.

Witty and informative, this play is both an intensely topical account of what actually went on in the corridors of power and a timeless analysis of revolution in action. In particular the play explores not only the challenge of seizing power, but also the difficulty of relinquishing it.

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Nick Hern Books

David Edgar

ISBN: 9781854590794

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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