The Shape of the Table
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

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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.

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:

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

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