Bond Plays: 9: Innocence; Window, Tune, Balancing Act; The Edge (Contemporary Dramatists) - Softcover
Edward Bond Plays:9 brings together recent work by the writer of the classic stage plays Saved, Lear, The Pope s Wedding, and Early Morning. The volume comprises four new plays and a comprehensive introduction by the author exploring theories of writing and theatre. Innocence demonstrates Edward Bond s preoccupation with the violence and ugliness that humans can show to one another after being let down by a system designed to help them live. Set in a timeless world of war, characters do what they can to survive, seeking refuge in each other to escape the cruelty of a world blackened by violence. Window, Tune, Balancing Act and The Edge are plays commissioned by The Big Brum Theatre. With themes of drug use, violence, suicide, and mother-son relations, the plays focus on problems directly aimed at modern youth culture. Ideally suited to students, performers and particularly university showcases, they are short, interesting and powerful pieces. This edition also includes some of Bond's previously unpublished Theatre Poems.
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About the Author:
Edward Bond's grim portrait of urban violence, Saved (1965), in which a baby is stoned in its pram, aroused much admiration as well as a ban from the Lord Chamberlain. His provocative plays include Early Morning (1969), Lear (1971), The Sea (1973), The Fool (1975), Restoration (1981), Summer (1982), The War Plays (1985) and Olly's Prison (1992).
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- PublisherMethuen Drama
- Publication date2011
- ISBN 10 1408160633
- ISBN 13 9781408160633
- Number of pages288