The Shape of the Table

Cast: 4f 11m

Staging: Built set

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Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 9781854590794Publication Date:
25 Oct 1990
Size: 197mm x 131mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 1990

The Shape of the Table

By David Edgar

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1989. An Eastern Bloc government on the brink of collapse. As the old regime retreats, former political prisoners join banned writers around the negotiating table...

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

Witty and informative, this play is both an intensely topical account of what actually went on in the corridors of power and a timeless analysis of revolution in action. In particular the play explores not only the challenge of seizing power, but also the difficulty of relinquishing it.

The Shape of the Table was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in 1990.

Cast: 4f 11m

Staging:Built set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 9781854590794Publication Date:
25 Oct 1990
Size: 197mm x 131mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

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

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