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David Edgar Biography | Author of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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David Edgar was born in Birmingham, England, on February 26, 1948. His father, Barrie Edgar, was a television producer, and his mother had been an actress. Birmingham's proximity to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon meant that David saw numerous productions of Shakespeare plays as he grew up. He attended Oundle School, a liberal private school north of London, where he acted in and directed plays and discovered his passion for socialist politics. He went on to earn his bachelor of arts in drama from Manchester University, in 1969. Edgar briefly held a position as a journalist while beginning his career as a playwright. During and after college, he wrote and acted in numerous plays, and by 1973 he had produced his first television play, The Eagle Has Landed. As Edgar's socialist sentiments grew, he helped to found the Theatre Writer's Union (1975) and produced primarily agitprop plays, simple pieces with a socialist agenda. These plays...

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