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Continental Divide: Daughters of the Revolution/ Mothers Against  

Continental Divide: Daughters of the Revolution/ Mothers Against $20.86 ex GST
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Two linked plays by the UK's leading political playwright, investigating the machinations of the Democratic and Republican parties in America.

In this two-play cycle set against the background of a bitterly fought American governor's election, David Edgar explores what has happened to the revolutionary fervour which took hold of both the Right and the Left in the 1960s, and how it has been carried over into the politics of today.

In Daughters of the Revolution [David Edgar] uses a political thriller to show how the 1960s radical baby-boomers turned into today's bland conformists ... Its companion piece, Mothers Aganist, deals with the Republican side of the same west-coast election is a total triumph The  Guardian

Cast : Daughters - 7M, 8F ; Mothers - 4M, 4F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-778-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


DAVID EDGAR is one of Britain's leading playwrights. He calls himself ' a writer of public life', and once remarked that he wanted to be 'a secretary for the times through which I'm living'. His many plays include Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC (adaptation), Destiny, Maydays, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Pentecost, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, The Shape of the Table, Entertaining Strangers (with Judi Dench), Albert Speer and, most recently, Playing with Fire.  His bestselling book How Plays Work was published by NHB in 2009. He also writes for radio, television, and film and is a frequent commentator on political and theatre issues, as both essayist and public speaker. He founded the Theatre Writer's Union, as well as Britain's first graduate playwriting course at Birmingham.

By David Edgar, available through Currency Press - see all