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'

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:

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

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