Daughters of the Revolution
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Continental Divide
First Staged:
USA 2003; Barbican, London, & Birmingham Rep Theatre, 2004

Daughters of the Revolution

By David Edgar
Published in volume Continental Divide

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.

'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...' Guardian

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Continental Divide

Also by David Edgar:

Testing the Echo
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Albert Speer
If Only
Trying It On
Arthur & George (stage version)
How Plays Work
The Master Builder
Pentecost
Playing With Fire
Continental Divide
The Shape of the Table
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
A Time to Keep
Written on the Heart
Mothers Against
Edgar: Shorts
Maydays (2018 version)

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