Paperback, 124 pages ISBN: 9781854592927Publication Date:
22 Jun 1995
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First Staged:
RSC, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1994


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'


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

Daily Telegraph

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

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

Also by David Edgar:

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

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