Royal Court Theatre Presents Mother Teresa is Dead

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Nick Hern Books, 2002 - Drama - 80 pages

A gripping play exploring Western guilt towards the Third World, from an author well-known for her award-winning adaptations for Shared Experience and the National Theatre.

'You're not a saint. Saints don't exist. You're just a woman doing her best.'

Mark arrives in a village in India to try and find his wife. He doesn't understand what has driven her to abandon her young son. Jane cannot explain why she needed to escape or how she ended up looking after children in India - or what is in the bag she's been holding on to. It is hot, dusty and poor, and a long way from their comfortable life in London.

Helen Edmundson's play Mother Teresa is Dead was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2002.

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About the author (2002)

Helen Edmundson's breakthrough came in 1992 with her award winning adaptation of "Anna Karenina" for Shared Experience, for whom she also adapted "The Mill on the Floss". Her adaptation of "War and Peace" was staged at the National Theatre in 1996.

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