Astrakhan (Winter) and other works

Astrakhan Winter at the Edingurgh Fringe 2005

Astrakhan (Winter) | the fourth world | Manifest Destiny, an opera libretto | poems

in the dramatic works, Astrakhan (Winter) ,The Fourth World and Manifest Destiny , Dic Edwards creates narratives from a troubled imagination which confront our comfortable, often complacent domesticity with a torn world whose conflicts we do much to fuel – from the fragile post-soviet Russian republics of the Caucasus, to Colombia, to the ‘war on Terror’ – before returning in the poems to that lanscape of metaphysic he shares with the great Thomas poets, Dylan and r s, wales.

'Dic Edwards’ intention is serious and complex. In Charles’s arrogant, and Helen ’s fumblingly earnest assumptions about Gustavo’s life amid the murder and corruption of Latin America, we see First World misunderstandings about the Third World blunder into real pain. ’
The Independent on the fourth world

‘ A powerful, compelling drama’
North Wales Weekly News on the fourth world

Dic Edwards’ plays include Wittgenstein ’s Daughter , Casanova Undone , Looking for the World , Long to Rain Over Us , Utah Blue ,Over Milk Wood , Franco’s Bastard and Lola Brecht . all are published by Oberon Books.

Published by Oberon Books ( at £12.99
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