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Albert Speer

Adapted by

David Edgar

From an original work by

Katherine Githa Sowerby

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar , Katherine Githa Sowerby ~playauthor~Adapted by~ David Edgar ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Katherine Githa Sowerby

Nick Hern Books, 2000

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (56), Female (12), Male (44), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Albert Speer is a panoramic adaptation of Gitta Sereny’s biography of the man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century. It was first performed in the Lyttelton auditorium...

The Master Builder

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

David Edgar

Translated by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , David Edgar ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Classic Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's version of Ibsen's 1892 play The Master Builder, based on a literal translation by Desireé Kongerød McDougall, is a compelling study of obsessive determination and the darker side of ambition. It was commissioned...

Shakespeare and Freud

David Hillman

David Hillman is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge, UK. His books include Shakespeare's Entrails: Belief, Scepticism and the Interior of the Body and Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse (editor). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marx and Freud Volume 10 : Great Shakespeareans

Continuum, 2012

Books

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... and David Quint ( Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), 210–24 ; 221). But this participation...

I Have a Go, Lady, I Have a Go

David Hare

David Hare's first full-length play was produced in 1970. Since then he has written over thirty stage plays and twenty-five screenplays for film and television. The plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Absence of War, The Judas Kiss, The Red Barn and The Moderate Soprano. For cinema, he has written The Hours, The Reader, Damage, Denial, Wetherby and The White Crow among others, while his television films include Licking Hitler, the Worricker Trilogy (Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield) and Collateral. In a millennial poll of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, five of the top hundred were his. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Obedience, Struggle & Revolt : Lectures on Theatre

Faber and Faber, 2005

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... Brenton, Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar and Trevor Griffiths – were greeted in the broadsheets as though they were the devil in hell, when they were, in person, so much more easygoing than their immediate predecessors....

Instrumental Music and Dance

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

Books

2

... deployed in King Lear 5.3.113 where Edmund’s thrice-issued trumpet call is finally answered by Edgar’s off-stage trumpet in reply. In the Folio text; the Q text has Edgar enter on the third call, without issuing a response....

Song

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

Books

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... her broken and fragmentary speech is of the same kind that characterizes the madness of Edgar as Poor Tom in King Lear. See Carol Thomas Neely ,...

The British Theatre 1945–60

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

Books

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... open to the same influences that were shaping performance in Europe and the States. David Rabey’s summary catches some of the complexity of the period: English theatre of the 1940s was led by actors rather than dramatists. Olivier, Gielgud,...

The Shape of the Table

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 1990

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (15), Female (3), Male (8), Unassigned (4)

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Summary
... 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...

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (34), Female (7), Male (27), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar’s The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a play about political negotiation and the difficulty of reconciling opposing nationalist forces. It is the third play in Edgar's post-Cold War trilogy, which also includes The Shape of the Table...

Pentecost

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 1995

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (30), Female (10), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar’s play Pentecost is part of his trilogy of post-Cold War plays, together with The Shape of the Table (1990) and The Prisoner’s Dilemma (2001). It was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place,...