Bond Plays 9

Innocence; Window, Tune, Balancing Act; The Edge Edward Bond. BOND PLAYS: 9 THE BALANCING ACT - INNOCENCE TUNE - WINDOW - [UNTITLED PLAY] Edward Bond Plays: 9 Innocence, The Balancing Act, Tune, A. methuen | drama. EDWARD Cover.

Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177037

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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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 five new plays and a comprehensive introduction by the author exploring theories of writing and theatre. Innocence is the final play in The Paris Pentad, a dramatic epic stretching from the 1940s to the end of the twenty-first century. The conflicts at the heart of civilisation have erupted into violence, and the characters in Innocence must seek refuge in each other to escape the cruelty of war. 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 This edition also includes some of Bond's previously unpublished Theatre Poems.

Bond Plays 10

Dea; The Testament of this Day; The Price of One; The Angry Roads; The Hungry Bowl Edward Bond. Bond Plays: 8 (Born, People, Chair, Existence, The Under Room) Bond Plays: 9 (Innocence, Window, Tune, Balancing Act, The Edge) Poetry ...

Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350039544

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Bond Plays: 10 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 The volume comprises four previously unpublished plays, one previously published play and a comprehensive introduction by the author. Dea, a heroine, has committed a terrible act and has been exiled. When she meets someone from her past, she is forcefully confronted by the broken society that drove her to commit her crimes. In this play, Edward Bond takes from the Greek and Jacobean drama the fundamental classical problems of the family and war to vividly picture our collapsing society. Dea received its premiere at Sutton Theatre in 2016. The Testament of this Day is Edward Bond's third original radio drama. A young man embarks on two journeys, though he is in control of only one. He soon discovers there is no going back, from either. The play is an arresting drama about the world today and was first produced by BBC Radio 4 in 2016. The Price of One is set in among city ruins in a war zone. An occupying soldier carries a baby he has rescued from the rubble and dust. He meets a woman carrying a baby of her own. What ensues is a struggle between two enemies demanding justice in the midst of war. A modern tragedy, this play is an exploration of eternity and madness and the supermarket culture. It received its premiere in 2016. The Angry Roads considers how young people today grow up in a world that their parents never knew. In a flat a teenage boy is sorting through play things from his childhood; he is sorting through his past in search of the truth about an accident that destroyed his family. The Angry Roads was commissioned by Big Brum Theatre Company and premiered in 2015. The Hungry Bowl is a portrait of a a ghost town. Outside a harsh wind rattles the windows. Inside, people go hungry and start boarding up their homes. When a young girl insists on feeding her imaginary friend, a bitter struggle for a future ensues for the power of the imagination to transform lives. The play is a moving and audacious modern fable that explores the impact of hard times on family life, commissioned by Big Brum and premiered in 2012. The volume features an introduction by the author that looks at theatre and culture in a post-Brexit referendum, post-truth and post-Trump era.

Contemporary British Drama 1970 90

Bond, quoted in Hay and Roberts, p. 18. Edward Bond, “Green Room: Us, Our Drama and the National Theatre,” Plays and Players, 26, No. 1 (Oct. 1978), 8–9. Bond and Hobson, 19, and Bond and Innes, 112. Edward Bond, “The Rational Theatre,” ...

Author: Hersh Zeifman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349108190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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This book focuses exclusively on the exciting and provocative plays produced in England in the last two decades. The primary aim of the collection is to celebrate the truly remarkable range of British drama since 1970, by examining the work of fourteen important and representative playwrights. This emphasis on range applies not only to the dramatists chosen for inclusion but to the critics as well - specifically to the diversity of critical methodology demonstrated in their essays.

Edward Bond The Playwright Speaks

10 11 12 13 14 6 Bond's Plays reached volume 9 at Methuen in 2011, a record. 7 In that respect we can rule out the recent well-advertised production of The Sea (1972), directed by Jonathan Kent, premiered in January 2008 at the Theatre ...

Author: David Tuaillon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472570116

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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Over 50 years after his first appearance on the theatre scene, Edward Bond remains a hugely significant figure in the history of modern British playwriting. His plays are the subject of much debate and frequent misinterpretation, with his extensive use of allegory and metaphor to comment on the state of society and humanity in general leading to many academics, theatre practitioners and students trying - and often failing - to make sense of his plays over the years. In this unique collection, David Tuaillon puts these pressing questions and mysteries to Edward Bond himself, provoking answers to some of his most elusive dramatic material, and covering an extraordinary range of plays and subjects with real clarity. With a particular focus on Bond's later plays, about which much less has been written, this book draws together very many questions and issues within a thematic structure, while observing chronology within that. Edward Bond: The Playwright Speaks is potentially the most comprehensive, precise and clear account of the playwright's work and time in the theatre to date, distilling years and schools of thought into one single volume. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the first performance of Edward Bond's Saved at the Royal Court Theatre in 1965.

Modern British Drama The Twentieth Century

23 Edward Bond , Plays . Two , London , 1978 , p.xiii . This , of course , is the same definition used by Peter Weiss in Dramen 2 ( Frankfurt , 1968 ) , pp . 468–9 , and by Mao Tse - tung in ' Talks at the Yenan Forum of Art and ...

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521016754

Category: Drama

Page: 572

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Modern British Playwriting The 1960s

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 'Author's Note on Violence', Edward Bond, Plays One (London: Methuen, 1977), pp. 9–17. Edward Bond, 'Censor in Mind', Censorship, no.

Author: Steve Nicholson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408157114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period . The 1960s was a decade of seismic changes in British theatre as in society at large. This important new study in Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series explores how theatre-makers responded to the changes in society. Together with a thorough survey of the theatrical activity of the decade it offers detailed reassessments of the work of four of the leading playwrights. The 1960s volume provides in-depth studies of the work of four of the major playwrights who came to prominence: Edward Bond (by Steve Nicholson), John Arden (Bill McDonnell), Harold Pinter (Jamie Andrews) and Alan Ayckbourn (Frances Babbage). It examines their work then, its legacy today, and how critical consensus has changed over time.

Edward Bond A Critical Study

Billingham, Peter (2007) Interview with Edward Bond: 'Drama and the Human: Reflections at the Start of a Millennium', PAJ: A Journal of ... (2011) Plays: 9(Innocence, The Balancing Act, Tune,AWindow,The Edge) (London: Methuen Drama).

Author: P. Billingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137368010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 182

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This new study of one of Britain's greatest modern playwrights represents the first major, extended discussion of Edward Bond's work in over twenty years. The book combines rigorous and stimulating analysis and discussion of Bond's plays and ideas about drama and society. For the first time, there is also discussion of selected plays from his later, post-2000 period, including Innocence and Have I None, alongside explorations of widely studied plays such as Saved.

Edward Bond and the Dramatic Child

9 Edward Bond and Drama in Education David Davis E dward Bond has a long association with drama and theatre in education . He is a staunch supporter and advocate of DIE ( drama in education ) and TIE ( theatre in education ) : he ...

Author: David Davis

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 1858563127

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Our future depends on the state of our imaginations. Drama becomes more important as the world changes. Plays young people write, act in and watch are the blueprints of the world they will have to live in. Edward Bond has chosen in recent years to focus much of his work on plays for young people, arguing that drama helps children "to know themselves and their world and their relation to it". This book discusses some of his important plays for young people and offers case studies of various productions of them. Contributors examine how the plays have been used by teachers and theatre companies with young people and they explore the demands of acting and staging Bond. Contributors include Tony Coult, Chris Cooper, Katie Katafiasz, John Doona, Tony Grady and Bill Roper. One chapter is taken from the notes of Geoff Gillham, and one is written by Edward Bond. The book will be of interest to those who work in drama with young people, whether in theatre, community work or in schools.

Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond

9 " Letter to Tony Coult , ” in Malcolm Hay and Philip Roberts , Edward Bond : A Companion to the Plays ( London : T Q Publications , 1978 ) , p . 74 . 10 Terry Eagleton , “ Nature and Violence : the Prefaces of Edward Bond , ” Critical ...

Author: Jenny S. Spencer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521393043

Category: Drama

Page: 270

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In this book, Jenny Spencer presents an in-depth examination of Bond's work.

Selections from the Notebooks Of Edward Bond

1 'The Bog' comes from an entry in Bond's notebook dated 3 February 1959. 2 According to Bond, 'the family play' was a work about Bill Sody, a trade unionist who had retired. ... 9 Peter Manuelwas hung for murder. Bond describes his CND ...

Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472536686

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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In this first volume of notebooks, Edward Bond reveals himself to be one of the finest and most creative minds to have emerged in the twentieth century. Exploring the meeting point between politics and the art of the writer, Bond's notes chart the creative progress of his work and thinking over a twenty-year period, from 1959, when his first plays started to be produced at London's Royal Court Theatre, to 1979, when he had achieved fame as a major writer. While providing a detailed commentary on his plays the Notebooks also contain early play drafts, poems and stories, his thoughts on life, Brecht, art and dramatic method as well as his notes on censorship.

English Drama Since 1940

play«s dreamlike condensation of time and effect, Nold has joined the soldiers, but findshecannot ultimately submit to ... 9. Bond, Plays: Three (1987), pp. 269¥70. 10. Bond, commentary, Plays: Six, p. 345. 11. Bond, Red, Black and ...

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317875383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal. This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.

Perceiving Evil Evil Women and the Feminine

7 8 9 10 Ibid., 29. R. Scharine, The Plays of Edward Bond, 196. Ibid., 53. P. Nodelman, 'Beyond Politics in Bond's Lear', Modern Drama 3 (1980): 273. Roger Hudson et al., 'Drama and the Dialectics of Violence', Theatre Quarterly 2.5 ...

Author: David Farnell

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848880054

Category: Social Science


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Descriptive catalogue of plays and dramatic works

14 5 Eily O'Connor , ( c ) burlesque 6 3 Eily O'Connor , ( c ) drama , 2 8 4 Electra , ( c ) extravaganza , 1 9 4 El Hyder ... 9 1 Faust and Marguerite , ( c ) drama , 3 9 7 Faust , drama , 4-1s . ... 4 1 Felon's Bond , drama , 3 .

Author: Samuel French (ltd.)


ISBN: OXFORD:590393261



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Researching and Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists

Bond, Edward. 1985. 'The Rational Theatre'. In Edward Bond Plays: Two, 9–18. London: Methuen. Bond, Edward. 2000. The Hidden Plot. London: Methuen. Boon, Richard, and Amanda Price. 1998. 'Maps of the World: Neo-Jacobeanism and ...

Author: Christopher Wiley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030392338

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Researching and writing about contemporary art and artists present unique challenges for scholars, students, professional critics and creative practitioners alike. This collection of essays from across the arts disciplines—music, literature, dance, theatre and the visual arts—explores the challenges and complexities raised by engaging in researching and writing on living or recently deceased subjects and their output. Different sections explore critical perspectives and case studies in relation to innovative, distinctive or otherwise leading work, as well as offering innovative modes of discourse such as a visual essay and a music composition. Subjects addressed include recent scandals of Canadian literary celebrity, late-career output, the written element of music composition PhDs, and the boundaries between ethnography and hagiography, with case studies ranging from Howard Barker to Adrian Piper to Sylvie Guillem and Misty Copeland.

Contemporary British Drama

In projecting Bond's influence and power forward, critics create a link between Bond's plays and those that might have been inspired by ... in order to suggest connections between the riots and an older set of circumstances” (2015: 9).

Author: Catherine Rees (Lecturer in drama)

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137610294

Category: Electronic books


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Strategies of Political Theatre

Gambit 5 (17), 1970, 5–38 'Drama and the dialectics of violence: Edward Bond interviewed by the editors' [Roger Hudson, ... Gambit 9 (36), 1980,35–45 'The first circle' [interview with G. Loney], Performing Arts Journal 1, ...

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139434997

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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This volume provides a theoretical framework for some of the most important play-writing in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Examining representative plays by Arnold Wesker, John Arden, Trevor Griffith, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, David Hare, John McGrath and Caryl Churchill, the author analyses their respective strategies for persuading audiences of the need for a radical restructuring of society. The book begins with a discussion of the way that theatre has been used to convey a political message. Each chapter is then devoted to an exploration of the engagement of individual playwrights with left-wing political theatre, including a detailed analysis of one of their major plays. Despite political change since the 1980s, political play-writing continues to be a significant element in contemporary play-writing, but in a very changed form.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature

On 9 December 1962‚ Bond's first produced play for the Royal Court Theatre, The Pope's Wedding, was staged as a single performance as part of a season that the company instituted called 'Sunday Night Productions without Decor'.

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119652649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

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THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE An insightful guide to the exploration of modern British and Irish literature The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the world of new British and Irish writing. Including modern authors and poets from the 1960s through to the 21st century, the Companion provides a thorough overview of contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama by some of the most prominent and noteworthy writers. Seventy-three comprehensive chapters focus on individual authors as well as such topics as Englishness and identity, contemporary Science Fiction, Black writing in Britain, crime fiction, and the influence of globalization on British and Irish Literature. Written in four parts, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature includes comprehensive examinations of individual authors, as well as a variety of themes that have come to define the contemporary period: ethnicity, gender, nationality, and more. A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential writers such as Zadie Smith and Sarah Waters. Covers topics such as LGBT fiction, androgyny in contemporary British Literature, and post-Troubles Northern Irish Fiction Features a broad range of writers and topics covered by distinguished academics Includes an analysis of the interplay between individual authors and the major themes of the day, and whether an examination of the latter enables us to appreciate the former. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature provides essential reading for students as well as academics seeking to learn more about the history and future direction of contemporary British and Irish Literature.

New Found Lands

Furthermore , the production of large scale , technically and intellectually complicated works which play in commercial theatres ... Edward Bond Plays : One . The Master Playwrights . London : Methuen , 1977. 9–17 . Brecht , Bertolt .

Author: Alwin Fill

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823346539

Category: American literature

Page: 274

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