Pentecost
Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854592927Publication Date:
22 Jun 1995
Size: 198mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 124 pages ISBN: 9781780016085Publication Date:
18 May 2015
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First Staged:
RSC, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1994

Pentecost

By David Edgar

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  • Best Play, Evening Standard Awards - 1995

A valuable fresco is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. As international and local art historians argue over who should claim ownership, the fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for the future of the emergent nations of Eastern Europe.

David Edgar's play Pentecost was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in October 1994. The production transferred to the Young Vic, London, with performances from 31 May 1995. It went on to win the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Pentecost is part of David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe, which also includes The Prisoner's Dilemma and The Shape of the Table.

Press Quotes

'One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits'

Daily Telegraph

'dazzlingly ambitious'

Observer

'Edgar’s superb play about language, people, art and culture... a richly enjoyable script'

Daily Telegraph, 2012

'plenty to get your teeth into... fascinating'

The Times, 2012
Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854592927Publication Date:
22 Jun 1995
Size: 198mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 124 pages ISBN: 9781780016085Publication Date:
18 May 2015
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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