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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

David Edgar: I once swore never to return to the fringe – 47 years on I’m back by David Edgar

So, I thought I’d done my time. Over six consecutive years I participated in 15 Edinburgh Fringe shows, as actor, director and

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Monday, November 27, 2017

David Edgar: 'Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well' by David Edgar

The playwright introduces his new version of A Christmas Carol for the RSCSince mid-August, I’ve been doing something I swore I’d never do again. I’ve been rehearsing a new adaptation …

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Ann Jellicoe obituary by Michael Coveney and David Edgar

Playwright and director who scored an international hit with The Knack and pushed the boundaries of community theatreThere were two distinct, equally significant, phases to the career of the…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Edward Braun obituary by David Edgar

Along with Konstantin Stanislavski, Vsevelod Meyerhold was the leading theatrical innovator of the early 20th century, certainly in Russia and arguably the world. A victim of Stalin’s purg…

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Roger Rees obituary by Michael Coveney and David Edgar

Versatile British actor known for his stage roles in Shakespeare and the RSC’s Nicholas Nickleby who found fame on US TV in Cheers and The West WingRoger Rees, who has died aged 71 after s…

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rules of engagement by David Edgar

Censorship battles once focused on books, but today the performing arts are under attack, especially works that mix drama and documentary. David Edgar argues that free speech must be preserv…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Arnold Wesker applied his life to his times – and showed us greatness by David Edgar

The playwright, who has died aged 83, became a definitive voice of disenchanted mid-century youth – but British theatre wasted his later work Related: Arnold Wesker: the radical bard of wo…

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Enter the new wave of political playwrights | Feature by David Edgar

Lydia Adetunji, Jack Thorne, Bola Agbaje, Alia Bano, Adam Brace, Lucy Kirkwood… a new generation of political playwrights is adding to Britain's rich tradition, writes veteran dramatist Da…

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Roger Rees obituary by Michael Coveney and David Edgar

Versatile British actor known for his stage roles in Shakespeare and the RSC’s Nicholas Nickleby who found fame in the US in Cheers and The West WingRoger Rees, who has died aged 71 after …

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The playwright’s still the thing by David Edgar

The death of the British dramatist is greatly exaggerated. A surge of new plays has revitalised our mastery of the art of showing society to itself Continue reading...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ukip's rise made 2013 the year that killed satire | David Edgar by David Edgar

My play's dystopian predictions for a lurch to the right by panicked Tories were overtaken by real events. I fear for 2014This time last year I was planning act two of If Only, a play about …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

David Edgar: Birmingham Rep and me by David Edgar

Birmingham Repertory theatre's centenary is well worth celebrating – and not just because my parents met on its stage-door stepsIn a sense, I owe Birmingham Rep everything: my parents met …

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Globe Theatre protest isn't a 'heckler's veto' | David Edgar by David Edgar

I didn't join in opposing the invitation to Israel's Habima Theatre, but I agree with the protesters' right to do soThe letter from Mike Leigh, Mark Rylance, Emma Thompson, Jonathan Miller a…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow - review by David Edgar

An insider's view of the writer as actorIt's both the best and worst of times to produce a Dickens biography. Best because (for anyone just returned from the further reaches of the gala…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

David Edgar: why should we fund the arts? by David Edgar

Publicly funded arts institutions are under more pressure than ever to quantify the social benefits they bring, as would be done for schools and hospitals. But isn't the crucial role of art …

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For art's sake – and ours | David Edgar by David Edgar

The anti-cuts case can't be just the elitism of the arts' intrinsic value, nor their social utility, but bothThree years ago at the Young Vic theatre 500 arts people dragged the then Arts Co…

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Rules of engagement by David Edgar

Censorship battles once focused on books, but today the performing arts are under attack, especially works that mix drama and documentary. David Edgar argues that free speech must be preserv…

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