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

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

David Edgar

ISBN: 9780413648501

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 playwrigh

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"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)
David Edgar

David Edgar

David Edgar was born in Birmingham on 26 February 1948. He was educated at Oundle School and read Drama at Manchester University. After a short career in journalism, he took up writing full-time in 1972. His plays include The National Interest (1971), Excuses Excuses (1972), Dick Deterred (1974), Saigon Rose (1976), Wreckers (1977), Mary Barnes (1978) and Entertaining Strangers (1986).  His ... view full profile

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