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Bond Plays : 6: The War Plays; Choruses from After the Assassinations - Edward Bond

Bond Plays

6: The War Plays; Choruses from After the Assassinations

Paperback Published: 11th October 2006
ISBN: 9780413704009
Number Of Pages: 420

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Plays Six includes some of the most acclaimed work of Edward Bond, one of Britain's greatest living contemporary dramatists, who is widely studied by schools and colleges. The collection includes a commentary by the author.


The collection includes The War Plays and Choruses from After the Assasinations. In The War Plays (Red Black and Ignorant, The Tin Can People, Great Peace): "Bond particularises daunting themes and subjects, but examines them within the context of every day life. His platform is a trilogy of plays that deal with the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. The first, - a quick, telling chronicle of a life destroyed before it ever got lived - puts forth Bond's notions of contemporary cultural corruption and conditioning. In play two the demoralised inheritors of a ravaged earth try to rationalise an existence predicated on death. The third play enlarges the issues by focussing on a post-apocalyptic Mother Courage for whom schizoid suffering becomes a survival technique." (Time Out). In Choruses From After The Assassinations, Bond forecasts questions fifty years into the future, in an age of escalating militarism.

Edward Bond is "a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright" (Independent)

Chronology
The War Plays
Red Black and Ignorantp. 1
The Tin Can Peoplep. 49
Great Peacep. 99
Commentary on The War Playsp. 245
Poems for The War Playsp. 365
Choruses from After the Assassinationsp. 377
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ISBN: 9780413704009
ISBN-10: 0413704009
Series: Contemporary Dramatists
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 11th October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1