Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Testing the Echo

Testing the Echo

David Edgar

ISBN: 9781854595539

A play on immigration which provides a satirical look at what it means to be British.

More Information Below:

Description | Author
Trade Paperback

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.

Licensing Rights for this title are not available through Samuel French.

'Helpful advice to foreigners visiting Britain: 'When first entering a tube train, be sure to shake hands with every passenger. And do not fail to test the famous echo in the Reading Room of the British Museum.' Emma is a dedicated ESOL teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages) whose class includes people from Somalia, Serbia, The Congo, India and Egypt. She also has to coach them to pass the new Test of UK Citizenship. As the Foreign Office worries away at whether the questions in the Test are the right ones, and Emma's friends and pupils challenge its underlying attitudes, Emma finds her commitment drowning in the conflicting currents of ethnicity, religion and political correctness. "Testing the Echo" is a provocative and often satirical look at the overwhelming difficulty of defining what it is to be British.
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

Now Playing