Your cart is empty.


By David Edgar
Series: NHB International Collection
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854592927, 128 pages, March 1996


A valuable fresco is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. As international and local art historians argue over who should claim ownership, the fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for the future of the emergent nations of Eastern Europe.

Pentecost is part of David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe, which also includes The Prisoner's Dilemma and The Shape of the Table.


"Dazzlingly ambitious"

- Observer

"One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits."

- Daily Telegraph

"Edgar's superb play about language, people, art and culture... a richly enjoyable script."

- Daily Telegraph

"Plenty to get your teeth into... fascinating."

- The Times