Synopses & Reviews
Two men, eighty years apart, translate God's word into the English tongue. For one, it could mean death at the stake; for the other, an archbishop's mitre. David Edgar's historical drama, seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company and on the West End, marks the King James Bible's four hundredth anniversary and explores biblical translation, religious ideals, and the price of social peace.
A new play about biblical translation from a top UK playwright, marking the King James Bible's 400th Anniversary.
About the Author
David Edgar is best known for his adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby
for the RSC, for whom he also wrote Destiny
, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
and The Prisoners Dilemma
. His plays at the National include The Shape of the Table
, Entertaining Strangers
, Albert Speer
and Playing with Fire
. His most recent plays are Testing the Echo
, A Time to Keep
, and the stage adaptation of Julian Barness Arthur and George
. His best-selling book How Plays Work
was published by NHB in 2009. He lives in Birmingham.