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“It is rare when an author’s first play is a drawing-room comedy. It is (even) more rare when that play is a success. But that is the story behind…For Better For Worse.”-Jack Kapica, Montreal Gazette August 15, 1974.
“For Better For Worse … can be read and performed as a highly relevant social commentary about the lingering effects of colonial ideals and the struggle to overcome colonial discourse.”-Bernard McKenna, 2004.
About the Author
Montserrat-born David Edgecombe has written over a dozen plays which have been staged throughout the Caribbean, in Canada, and in Nigeria. His plays, whether humorous or dramatic, take a subtle yet acute look at Caribbean domestic life, politics, and social issues. He has been creating Caribbean Theatre since 1973. His first play, the comedy For Better For Worse was first produced by the Montserrat Theatre Group as part of the Alliouagana Arts Festival, Montserrat, on July 18, 1973, at the University Center.
His plays have been published in various formats primarily as collections. Now, in conjunction with CaribbeanReads Publishing, he has embarked on a project to release a book for each play. Each book will begin with a preface which chronicles the journey Professor Edgecombe made in the writing and production of the play. As a collection, the prefaces will help to serve as one perspective on the history of Caribbean Theatre.