Edgar: Shorts

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Hern, 1989 - Drama - 158 pages
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A collection of shorter plays from stage and television by one of the UK's foremost political playwrights.

Included are:

Blood Sports, five hilarious sketches on sporting subjects
Ball Boys, an unlikely match between Marx and tennis
Baby Love, a powerful and moving account of a baby-snatcher
The National Theatre, 'Three Sisters' in a strip club
The Midas Connection, an ironic look at gold dealing

Especially suitable for performances by groups with limited time and/or resources, all the pieces engage – however wryly – with important issues. The whole collection sheds fascinating new light on Edgar the dramatist.

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About the author (1989)

David Edgar is best known for his adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby" for the RSC (revived in West End, Xmas 2007, Following UK tour), for whom he wrote "Destiny", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Pentecost" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma". His plays at the National include "The Shape of the Table", "Entertaining Strangers" with Judi Dench, and "Albert Speer".

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