The Prisoner's Dilemma

Cast: 4f 10m doubling

Staging: Flexible staging, multiple sets

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854596796Publication Date:
22 Feb 2002
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
RSC, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2001; Pit Theatre, London, 2002

The Prisoner's Dilemma

By David Edgar

Paperback £10.99£8.79

The third in David Edgar's post-Cold War trilogy, which also includes Pentecost and The Shape of the Table.

An urgently topical account of a bloody conflict on Europe's Eastern borders.

Beginning in early 1989 and spanning some twelve years, the play follows a team of peace negotiators attempting to resolve an ethnic conflict occurring within a fictional former Soviet republic.

The Prisoner's Dilemma was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2001, transferring to the Pit Theatre, Barbican, London, in January 2002.

Press Quotes

'The greatest virtue of David Edgar's enthralling new play is that it confronts the kind of intractable ethnic conflict that has blown up in the wake of the Soviet Union's demise. Edgar's erudition and appetite for major subject-matter have paid off. This must be seen'

Daily Telegraph

'David Edgar is one of our few surviving writers of public plays, and The Prisoner's Dilemma continues his exploration of the reconfiguration of global politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall... Engrossing'

Sunday Times

Cast: 4f 10m doubling

Staging:Flexible staging, multiple sets

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 160 pages ISBN: 9781854596796Publication Date:
22 Feb 2002
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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