WorldCat Identities

Edgar, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 206 works in 787 publications in 7 languages and 14,139 library holdings
Genres: Drama  One-act plays  Periodicals  History  Historical films  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Televised plays  Humor 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Producer, Author of screenplay, Translator, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PR6055.D44, 822.914
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about David Edgar
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by David Edgar
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Hebrew and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby, a gentleman's son fallen upon hard times, must set out to make his way in the world. Along the way various older, money-grubbing villains attempt to injure him. Eventually, with the assistance of kind patrons, he and his family achieve economic security and a happy home
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How plays work by David Edgar( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar's analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays - plot, character-creation, genre and structure - and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors' vision would be invisible. -- Back cover
Lady Jane( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the Royal family, they plundered of the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16, Lady Jane is a historical romance at its bittersweet best --Container
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television production of the stage play Nicholas Nickleby, which was devised to be played in two parts. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, chronicling the experiences of a young man in 19th century England
Destiny by David Edgar( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947. The twilight of Empire in India. Sergeant Turner and his Colonel share a bottle of whisky in reluctant celebration of Independence. 'Do you think Mr Churchill will do anything about it, sir? When the conservatives get back in?' 1976. A by-election in the West Midlands against the background of an industrial dispute involving Asian labour. A three-cornered fight between Labour, Conservative (candidate: the Colonel's nephew) and the up and coming National Forward party (candidate: Sergeant, now Mr. Turner) - a contest in which the issue of race cuts like a razor through the conventional cosy assumption of British politics, with alarming and prophetic results
Pentecost by David Edgar( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of production first performed At The Other Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 12 October 1994
Plays--one by David Edgar( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jail Diary of Albie Sachs: Cast gender - males only; number - 17; size - large; length - 2 acts, 28 scenes. Dramatization of white South African lawyer's diary. Held without trial in solitary confinement in the 1960s, Sachs resisted interrogation about anti-apartheid activities
Mary Barnes by David Edgar( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar : shorts by David Edgar( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That summer by David Edgar( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'That Summer' is set in the late summer of 1984, against the background of the 1984-5 miners' strike. A middle-class couple have decided to support the miners by inviting two daughters of striking miners to join them in their holiday home near the Welsh coast. By placing these children of the working class amongst the interested, but unvested middle class, Edgar shows how an ideological battle can be fought not just intellectually, but experienced as a mere inexorable fact of life. 'That Summer' was first performed at the Hampstead Theatre in 1987
Maydays by David Edgar( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Edgar's monumental 'Maydays' dissects the saga of post-war political awakenings, as the many dedicated devotees of the ideals of communism become disillusioned, and dissent. In a play that spans five decades, we see socialists of various dedication and origin - from the apparatchik of the Soviet Union down to the radical university lecturer - each finding that the distance between their conscience and their comrades has become too great to traverse. Written in the early eighties, 'Maydays' was first presented, in an RSC production at the Barbican in London in 1983, against a backdrop of many prominent members of the Left abdicating and turning Tory
The shape of the table by David Edgar( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Entertaining strangers : a play for Dorchester by David Edgar( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : a new version of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson by David Edgar( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, this dramatic adaptation shows the transformation of the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll into the fiendish Mr Hyde. When Jekyll discovers a drug that can transform him, he becomes able to unleash the dark side of his nature onto the streets of Victorian London. But he soon discovers the price of his double life. What are the themes? The struggle between good and evil, the conscious and unconscious, family relationships,Victorian society and morality. Teaching points With one actor taking the roles of both Jekyll and Hyde, the play allows pupils to more easily understand that these characters are 'one' person. The play is suitable for use either at Key Stage 3, or to support the study of the novel at Key Stage 4
Dick deterred : a play in two acts by David Edgar( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prisoner's dilemma by David Edgar( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with international peace brokers playing simulation games on a university campus, David Edgar's intensely political play spirals upward and outward to present a situation of real conflict over bloodily unresolvable life-and-death issues
Plays : two by David Edgar( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of David Edgar's dramatic work features three plays: "Ecclesiastes", a late 1970s radio play; his acclaimed stage version of "Nicholas Nickleby"; and "Entertaining Strangers", an English left-wing social drama
Plays by David Edgar( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teendreams: Cast: gender - mixed; number - 2 males, 5 females with doubling (total 7); size - medium; ages - mostly adults. Length: 19 scenes. Two friends cope with their maturing feminist consciousness in England, 1961-1978
Maydays by David Edgar( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.12 for Modern Bri ... to 0.84 for Politik un ...)

How plays work
Covers
The life and adventures of Nicholas NicklebyDestinyPentecostPlays--oneEdgar : shortsThat summerThe shape of the tableDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : a new version of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Alternative Names
David Edgar britischer Dramatiker

David Edgar Brits toneelschrijver

Edgar, David

Дэвид Эдгар

דייוויד אדגר סופר בריטי

دیوید ادقار

دیوید ادگار

Languages
English (348)

French (3)

Spanish (3)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)