Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond

Dramatic Strategies in the Plays of Edward Bond

by Jenny S. Spencer

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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 In a fascinating analysis of the plays as well as previously unpublished material, and in discussion with the playwright himself, Spencer provides new insights into Edward Bond and his style of theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521034890
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2006
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Violence and voyeurism; 3. Rereading history; 4. Rewriting classics; 5. Political parables; 6. Social pleasures; 7. Reading the present; 8. Remembering the future; Notes; Index.

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