Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond

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Edward Bond is considered one of Britain's most important and innovative playwrights today. In this book, Jenny Spencer presents an in-depth examination of Bond's work and sheds new light on the state of contemporary British drama. Rather than a chronological discussion, Spencer evaluates the plays through the dramatic strategies and techniques that are key elements in Bond's theater. In a fascinating analysis of the plays as well as previously unpublished material, and in discussion with the playwright himself, ...
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Overview

Edward Bond is considered one of Britain's most important and innovative playwrights today. In this book, Jenny Spencer presents an in-depth examination of Bond's work and sheds new light on the state of contemporary British drama. Rather than a chronological discussion, Spencer evaluates the plays through the dramatic strategies and techniques that are key elements in Bond's theater. In a fascinating analysis of the plays as well as previously unpublished material, and in discussion with the playwright himself, Spencer provides new insights into Edward Bond and his style of theater.
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"...the most successful thematic and stylistic 'close reading' of Bond's major plays, from The Pope's Wedding through The War Plays....Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond is required reading for anyone interested in Bond's plays...." W. B. Worthen, Contemporary Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521034890
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Violence and voyeurism 13
The Pope's Wedding 14
Saved 30
Blow-Up 39
3 Rereading history 42
Bingo 43
The Fool 61
4 Rewriting classics 78
Lear 80
The Woman 94
5 Political parables 108
Narrow Road to the Deep North 108
Stone 117
The Bundle 125
6 Social pleasures 143
Saved 144
Early Morning 153
Derek 164
The Sea 168
Restoration 172
7 Reading the present 184
The Worlds 184
Summer 204
8 Remembering the future 220
Human Cannon 220
The War Plays 222
Notes 247
Index 268
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