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

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The Shape of the Table tracks the collapse of an Eastern Bloc government at the end of 1989. As the old regime retreats, former political prisoners join banned writers around the negotiating table...

The play 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.

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:

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

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