The Prisoner's Dilemma
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.

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

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