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Edgar, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 194 works in 746 publications in 5 languages and 13,919 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Horror fiction  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Short stories  Periodicals  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Producer, Author of screenplay, Translator, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR5485, 823.8
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Most widely held works about David Edgar
 
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The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television production of the stage play, Nicholas Nickleby, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, chronicling the experiences of a young man in 19th century England
How plays work by David Edgar( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar's analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays - plot, character-creation, genre and structure - and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors' vision would be invisible. -- Back cover
Lady Jane by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16"--Container
Maydays by David Edgar( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Edgar's monumental 'Maydays' dissects the saga of post-war political awakenings, as the many dedicated devotees of the ideals of communism become disillusioned, and dissent. In a play that spans five decades, we see socialists of various dedication and origin - from the apparatchik of the Soviet Union down to the radical university lecturer - each finding that the distance between their conscience and their comrades has become too great to traverse. Written in the early eighties, 'Maydays' was first presented, in an RSC production at the Barbican in London in 1983, against a backdrop of many prominent members of the Left abdicating and turning Tory
Destiny by David Edgar( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947. The twilight of Empire in India. Sergeant Turner and his Colonel share a bottle of whisky in reluctant celebration of Independence. 'Do you think Mr Churchill will do anything about it, sir? When the conservatives get back in?' 1976. A by-election in the West Midlands against the background of an industrial dispute involving Asian labour. A three-cornered fight between Labour, Conservative (candidate: the Colonel's nephew) and the up and coming National Forward party (candidate: Sergeant, now Mr. Turner) - a contest in which the issue of race cuts like a razor through the conventional cosy assumption of British politics, with alarming and prophetic results
The life & adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby, a gentleman's son fallen upon hard times, must set out to make his way in the world. Along the way various older, money-grubbing villains attempt to injure him. Eventually, with the assistance of kind patrons, he and his family achieve economic security and a happy home
Plays--one by David Edgar( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jail Diary of Albie Sachs: Cast gender - males only; number - 17; size - large; length - 2 acts, 28 scenes. Dramatization of white South African lawyer's diary. Held without trial in solitary confinement in the 1960s, Sachs resisted interrogation about anti-apartheid activities
Pentecost by David Edgar( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of production first performed At The Other Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 12 October 1994
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant recapturing of the sights and sounds of Victorian England, and the touching, funny, exhilarating saga of the virtuous young Nicholas as he meets and masters the challenges of poverty and corruption. In the end of the play is a soaring affirmation of man's essential goodness -- a thrilling, eloquent rendering of the diverse people, places and events that, in Dicken's time or in ours, make up the real stuff of life and draw on the deepest resources of the human spirit
Entertaining strangers : a play for Dorchester by David Edgar( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar : shorts by David Edgar( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : two by David Edgar( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: Cast: number - 39 performers with doubling; size - large; ages - mainly adults. Length: 3 acts
Dick deterred : a play in two acts by David Edgar( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prisoner's dilemma by David Edgar( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with international peace brokers playing simulation games on a university campus, David Edgar's intensely political play spirals upward and outward to present a situation of real conflict over bloodily unresolvable life-and-death issues
The shape of the table by David Edgar( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shape of the Table tracks the collapse of an Eastern Bloc government at the end of 1989. As the old regime retreats, former political prisoners join banned writers around the negotiating table
That summer by David Edgar( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'That Summer' is set in the late summer of 1984, against the background of the 1984-5 miners' strike. A middle-class couple have decided to support the miners by inviting two daughters of striking miners to join them in their holiday home near the Welsh coast. By placing these children of the working class amongst the interested, but unvested middle class, Edgar shows how an ideological battle can be fought not just intellectually, but experienced as a mere inexorable fact of life. 'That Summer' was first performed at the Hampstead Theatre in 1987
Albert Speer by David Edgar( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plucked from obscurity to become Hitler's architect and Minister of War, Albert Speer was the closest Hitler had to a friend. Edgar has used Gitta Sereny's biography of Speer to bring his story to the stage
 
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Alternative Names
David Edgar britischer Dramatiker

David Edgar Brits toneelschrijver

Edgar, David

Дэвид Эдгар

דייוויד אדגר סופר בריטי

دیوید ادقار

دیوید ادگار

Languages
English (315)

Spanish (3)

Danish (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
How plays workDestinyThe life & adventures of Nicholas NicklebyPlays--onePentecostEdgar : shortsPlays : twoThe prisoner's dilemma