Testing the Echo
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854595539Publication Date:
17 Jan 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Out of Joint UK tour, 2008

Testing the Echo

By David Edgar

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A timely, provocative and witty look at the campaign to redefine Britishness for a multicultural society.

Who is head of the Church of England? How many members are there in the Welsh Assembly? What is the main function of the Council of Europe?

Emma is a dedicated ESOL teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages), teaching British citizenship to people from Somalia, Serbia, the Congo, India and Egypt. At the same time, Tetyana, Mahmood and Chong have their own, very different reasons for wanting to pass the citizenship test. As the Home Office worries away at the questions in the test, Emma faces a challenge to her deepest-held beliefs.

David Edgar's play Testing the Echo was first staged by Out of Joint on a UK tour in 2008.

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'A powerful new play... important and disturbing'

Scotsman
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854595539Publication Date:
17 Jan 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by David Edgar:

Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
Trying It On
The Master Builder
If Only
Written on the Heart
How Plays Work (2009 edition)
A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Mothers Against
Pentecost
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
A Time to Keep
How Plays Work (revised and updated edition)
Edgar: Shorts
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Playing With Fire
Continental Divide
Maydays (2018 version)
The Shape of the Table
Arthur & George (stage version)
Daughters of the Revolution
Albert Speer

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