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Bond, Edward

Works: 417 works in 1,482 publications in 11 languages and 25,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Librettist, Interviewee, Creator, tra, Contributor, Writer of accompanying material, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6052.O5, 822.914
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Most widely held works by Edward Bond
Lear by Edward Bond( Book )
81 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
"In this play of shattering power, an authoritarian monarch is overthrown by his daughters who, in turn, find the possession of power to be fatally evil. "I have all the power and yet I am a slave." In a popular insurrection, a peasant woman takes power and becomes even more cruel. As the play ends, another insurrection is in preparation and it's clear that the brutal cycle will endlessly repeat itself."--Publisher's description
Saved by Edward Bond( Book )
95 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
A play set in London in the sixties and reflects a time of social change. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first staged privately in November 1965 at the Royal Court Theatre for members of the English Stage Society at a time when plays were still censored
Narrow road to the deep north; a comedy by Edward Bond( Book )
44 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 830 libraries worldwide
'Narrow Road to the Deep North', first presented in 1968 at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, is a comic and elegant parable of morality and politics in which Bond uses the takeover of feudal Japan by Western imperialists to explore the structures of colonialism and religious control
Plays : One by Edward Bond( Book )
47 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
The woman : scenes of war and freedom by Edward Bond( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Réunit une pièce inspirée du récit épique de la guerre de Troie dans l'"Iliade", et des poèmes et des commentaires du dramaturge sur ce même thème
The war plays : a trilogy by Edward Bond( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Edward Bond's trilogy of plays - 'Red Black and Ignorant', 'The Tin Can People' and ' Great Peace' - portrays a brutal world struggling in the aftermath of nuclear holocaust. 'The War Plays' were first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985: 'Red Black and Ignorant' and 'The Tin Can People' were performed in May 1985 and 'Great Peace' received its world premiere in July 1985
The fool ; and, We come to the river by Edward Bond( Book )
35 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
An account of the poet John Clare, 'The Fool' sees Clare taking part in the Littleport riots of 1816, when England was steeped in unemployment, high prices and low pay, and the labourers of Littleport in Cambridgeshire attacked the shops and wealthier residents of the town. Bond's play shows the parson being looted, stripped and clawed by the workers who accuse him of starving their children. Living with hardship and unrest, Clare's life is torn into pieces as the woman he loves disappears, the countryside is eaten up by the advance of industrialisation, his fashionable and condescending patrons refuse to print what they call radicalism, and illness and literary fervour mean he cannot provide for his family. 'The Fool' was first performed in 1975 at the Royal Court Theatre, London
A-A-America! ; &, Stone by Edward Bond( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 libraries worldwide
The sea, a comedy by Edward Bond( Book )
44 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 520 libraries worldwide
A wild storm shakes a small East Anglian seaside village and sets off a series of events that changes the lives of all its residents. Set in the high Edwardian world of 1907, 'The Sea' is a fascinating blend of wild farce, high comedy, biting social satire and bleak poetic tragedy
Spring awakening by Frank Wedekind( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Tragedy results as three adolescents seek to balance their natural sexual desires with the dictates of repressive and hypocritical society
Bingo & the sea : two plays by Edward Bond( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Bingo : scenes of money and death ; [and, Passion] by Edward Bond( Book )
40 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
'Bingo' uses the last days of a brooding and unheroic William Shakespeare to accuse art and capitalism of vile inhumanity. Historical evidence suggests that not long before his death Shakespeare agreed to the enclosure of common land near Stratford, which was beneficial to landowners such as Shakespeare, but disastrous for small tenants and the parish's poor. For Bond this incident is laced with damning echoes of King Lear's injustices, and motivates his portrayal of the writer as a bourgeois and apolitical capitalist, more occupied with his profits and rents than with the distress of those who depended on the land. 'Bingo' is a thorny cry against exploitation and passivity. It was first performed in 1973 at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Restoration & the cat by Edward Bond( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
The Pope's wedding by Edward Bond( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Bond's real first play, 'The Pope's Wedding', was staged as a Sunday night 'performance without décor' at the Royal Court Theatre in 1962. This is a falsely naturalistic drama (the title refers to 'an impossible ceremony') set in contemporary Essex which shows, through a set of tragic circumstances, the death of rural society brought about by modern post-war urban living standards
Early morning by Edward Bond( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The Royal Court Theatre produced Bond's surreal drama 'Early Morning' in 1967 despite a total ban by the Lord Chamberlain's office. It portrays a lesbian relationship between Queen Victoria and Florence Nightingale, the royal princes as Siamese twins, Disraeli and Prince Albert plotting a coup and the whole dramatis personae damned to a cannibalistic heaven after falling off Beachy Head
The bundle : or, New narrow road to the deep north by Edward Bond( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
'The Bundle' explores the origins and mechanisms of moral concepts through cruel ethical dilemmas. The play begins with the discovery of an abandoned child on a riverbank. Reluctantly the ferryman adopts the child though he can barely afford to feed another person. The play first describes the boy's upbringing within the social values of his community, before turning to revolution to dissect and rework accepted attitudes and ideologies. 'The Bundle' weaves together lives beset with social injustices and torn by agonizing choices. It was first performed in 1978 at the Warehouse Theatre, London
The worlds, with The activists papers by Edward Bond( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Summer, and Fables : with Service, a story by Edward Bond( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Plays two by Edward Bond( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
The internationally acclaimed dramatist Edward Bond endures as one of the towering figures of contemporary British theatre. His plays are read at schools and university level. "Edward Bond is the most radical playwright to have emerged from the sixti Lear - "Bond's greatest (and biggest) play ...; It is even more topical now and will become more so as man's inhumanity gains subtle sophistication with the twenty-first century's approach" (The Times); The Sea - "It blends wild farce with tragedy and ends with a sliver of hope ...; what makes the play fascinating is Bond's bleak poetry and social comedy" (Guardian); Narrow Road to the Deep North - "His best piece so far ...; No one else could have written it" (The Times); Black Mass, written for performance at an anti-apartheid demonstration: "A Georg Grosz picture come to life ...; the only possible kind of artistic imagery through which to speak of such evil" (Listener); Passion - a play for CND: "Mingles comedy and high anger with absolute sureness." (Guardian)Edward Bond is "one of our outstanding playwrights ...; He is already an acknowledged classic" (Plays and Players)
Plays : one by Frank Wedekind( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bond, E.
Bond, Edward
Bond, Edward 1934-
إدوارد بوند، 1934-
English (543)
German (54)
French (25)
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Spanish (7)
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