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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

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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 is the author of over seventeen plays. He lives in London. 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

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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

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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

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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,...

Teendreams

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...It is 1975 and Frances and Rosie, friends since their teenage years, when they discovered the revolution of feminism together, are nonetheless drifting apart. At the same time, Denise and Tricia, part of the new crop...

That Summer

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... of Britain forever. In Edgar's play, a middle-class couple, Howard and Cressida, have decided to provide some support to the miners, by welcoming two girls from the mining community, daughters of striking miners, to join them...

Written on the Heart

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (24), Female (2), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Written on the Heart is a historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark its four-hundredth anniversary in 2011. It was first performed by the Royal...