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Daughters of the Revolution
Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays
First Staged:
USA 2003; Barbican, London, & Birmingham Rep Theatre, 2004

Daughters of the Revolution

By David Edgar
Published in volume Continental Divide: two plays

A political thriller set in the midst of a bitterly fought US governor's election, from the Democrat perspective.

Daughters of the Revolution is one part of David Edgar's magnificent two-play cycle, Continental Divide. Its companion play, Mothers Against, explores the same election from the Republican side.

The plays were jointly commissioned and produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They were first performed in Ashland, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in March 2003 before transferring to Berkeley Repertory Theatre in November 2003.

Continental Divide received its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March 2004. It subsequently played at the Barbican, London, as part of the BITE Festival, in March 2004.

Press Quotes

'In the big, bold Daughters of the Revolution, [Edgar] uses a political thriller to show how the 1960s' radical baby-boomers turned into today's bland conformists. The action starts with a birthday gift to an ex-activist of his FBI file. This leads him on an obsessive quest to identify the informer who in 1972 betrayed his revolutionary cell'


Also by David Edgar:

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Trying It On
A Christmas Carol
Continental Divide: two plays
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
Albert Speer
The Prisoner's Dilemma
How Plays Work
Arthur & George
Written on the Heart
If Only
The Master Builder
Playing With Fire
A Time to Keep
Mothers Against
Edgar: Shorts
Testing the Echo
The Shape of the Table

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