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Pentecost - Full Length Play, Drama

Pentecost

David Edgar

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Full Length Play, Drama

11m, 8f

ISBN: 9781854592927

Winner! 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Play

"One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits...Funny, frightening and deeply moving." - Daily Telegraph

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Play
A fresco similar to The Lamentation by Giotto that will revolutionize Western Art if proved to pre date the master's work is unearthed in an abandoned church in Eastern Europe. The discovery causes a dramatic struggle as representatives from the worlds of art history, religion, and politics stake their claims for the ultimate prize. The unexpected arrival of twelve refugees sets events spiralling toward an explosive climax. This powerful play by the Tony Award winning adaptor of Nicholas Nickleby and author of numerous plays won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 1995.

"One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits...Funny, frightening and deeply moving." - Daily Telegraph

"Cuts to the heart in a smashing ideological epic." - The New York Times

"Pentecost is a play of politics and ideas...Be prepared to have your political preconceptions kicked in the knee." - The Los Angeles Times

"Never boring." - The New York Times

"This is the meatiest new drama I have seen since Stoppard's Arcadia, which is, come to think of it, the only new play I have seen in the past decade whose rigor and historical depth meaningfully compare with Pentecost's." - Jonathan Kalb, The Village Voice

Pentecost was first presented at Other Place in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, on October 12, 1994.
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CASTING

11m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Author
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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