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Edward Bond

EDWARD BOND

  (1935 - )

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

after leaving school early and working in various dead-end jobs, Edward Bond began to write for the Theatre. In 1965 his grim portrait of urban violence, Saved, in which a baby is stoned in its pram, aroused much admiration as well as a ban from the Lord Chamberlain. His provocative plays [including early Morning (1969), Lear (1971), the Sea (1973), the Fool (1975), Restoration (1981), Summer (1982), the War Plays (1985) and Olly's Prison (1992)] continue to arouse extreme responses from critics and audiences.

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        A-A-America         Activists Papers, The         After the Assinations         Arcade         At the Island Sea         Balancing Act, The         Bingo         Black Mass         Born         Bundle, The         Burns         Cat, The         Chair         Chaste Maid In Cheapside, A         Children, The         Choruses From After the Assassinations         Coffee         Crime Of the Twenty-First Century, The         Derek         Early Morning         Eleven Vests         English Cat         Enoch Show, The         Existence         Fables         Fool, The         Grandma Faust         Great Peace         Have I None         Human Cannon         In the Company Of Men         Jackets I         Jackets Ii         Lear         Lulu: A Monster Tragedy         My Day         Narrow Road To the Deep North         Olly's Prison         Orpheus         Passion         People         Pope's Wedding, The         Red, Black And Ignorant         Restoration : A Pastoral         Saved         Sea, The         September         Short Electra, The         Spring Awakening         Stone         Summer         Swing, The         there Will Be More         Three Sisters, The         Tin Can People, The         Tuesday         Under Room, The         We Come To the River         White Devil, The         Window, A         Woman, The         Worlds, The



A-A-America

A-A-America
anti racialist play dealing with American Blacks and Whites, but applicable elsewhere

Notes:
Grandma Faust And the Swing. Written for Inter Action

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Methuen's New theatrescript, Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   978-0413371107

Music:
-

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Genre:
Satire

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Activists Papers, The

Synopsis:
the papers are introductions to plays and may be inserted in programmes

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Varies    1976

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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After the Assinations

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1983

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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Arcade

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-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    2006

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-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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-

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At the Island Sea

Synopsis:
On a seemingly ordinary day the extraordinary happens. as a student prepares for the first day of exams he meets someone from the past who confronts him with an impossible dilEmma. It's a life or death situation. Can he use his imagination to stop the most horrific events from taking place?

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
tour British Schools    1995

Company:
Big Brum Theatre Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Balancing Act, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    2003

Company:
-

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-   -

Music:
-

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-

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Bingo

Bingo
Last few days in the life of Shakespeare

Notes:
scenes of Money And Death

1st Produced:
exeter, Devon    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1974   978-0413318503

Music:
-

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Genre:
Historical Play

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Black Mass

Synopsis:
Christ's place on the cross is taken by an endless succession of policemen after he poisons the south African Prime Minister with communion wine

Notes:
part of Sharpeville Sequence: A Scene, A Story, And Three Poems. Written for Anti Apartheid Movement

1st Produced:
London    1970

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Play One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Born

Synopsis:
In this tragic epic for the twenty-first century set in a de-humanised world of surveillance and terror, Luke asks his question but finds no oracle to answer it.

Notes:
Born And People Are the third And fourth plays of the Colline Tetralogy. Coffee And the Crime of the Twenty-First Century Are the first And second plays. the tetralogy is named After Le theatre National de la Colline in Paris which staged the first productions. the Colline Tetralogy is dedicated to Alain Francon.

1st Produced:
avignon Festival, France    2006

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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-

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Bundle, The

Synopsis:
adopted infant grows up to be rebel leader; villagers versus tyrannous landowner.

Notes:
New Narrow Road to the Deep North

1st Produced:
Warehouse, Covent Garden, London    13 Jan 1978

Company:
RSC

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Philosophical Drama

Parts:
Male:  23            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
RSC ref BUN197801

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Burns

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-

Notes:
-

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Company:
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-   -

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cat, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
performed As the English Cat. Music by H W Henze

1st Produced:
Schetzingen    1983

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Opera libretto Opera

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Chair

Chair
a repressive society where all compassion is a crime, all acts outside the prescribed norm suspicious and even the misuse of an ordinary chair may bring catastrophe. . .

Notes:
first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 7 April 2000

1st Produced:
avignon Festival, France    2006

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Chaste Maid In Cheapside, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Thomas Middleton

1st Produced:
London    1966

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Children, The

Synopsis:
Set in a late-21st-century apocalyptic landscape where human behaviour is monitored, living spaces are designated and where any emotional displays are immediately eradicated. a teenager's unquestioning loyalty to his mother has fatal consequences

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    2000

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Choruses From After the Assassinations

Synopsis:
Bond forecasts questions fifty years into the future, in an age of escalating militarism

Notes:
three choruses from A putative play About A soldier deserting in the year 2030

1st Produced:
Colchester    1983

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
SF

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Coffee

Coffee
a young man alone in a room. a stranger enters. Together they journey into a dark forest - When the men return to the daylight world, they are involved in a trivial incident. It is hardly more than a gesture - yet it is something that once happened and in its triviality captures the history of our century and confronts us with the deepest questions about ourselves.

Notes:
Born And People Are the third And fourth plays of the Colline Tetralogy. Coffee And the Crime of the Twenty-First Century Are the first And second plays. the tetralogy is named After Le theatre National de la Colline in Paris which staged the first productions. the Colline Tetralogy is dedicated to Alain Francon.

1st Produced:
London    1997

Company:
-

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413697103

Music:
-

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Genre:
Tragedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  voices

Further Reference:
-

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Crime Of the Twenty-First Century, The

Synopsis:
the past has been abolished and geography - even the sky - is changed. a woman lives in a vast desert of white rubble. a tiny group of people comes seeking a hiding place - and is exposed to the deepest questions of human existence.

Notes:
Born And People Are the third And fourth plays of the Colline Tetralogy. Coffee And the Crime of the Twenty-First Century Are the first And second plays. the tetralogy is named After Le theatre National de la Colline in Paris which staged the first productions. the Colline Tetralogy is dedicated to Alain Francon.

1st Produced:
-    2001

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Derek

Synopsis:
about political manipulation psychology

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Royal Shakespeare Company >>> at the Warehouse, London Youth Festival, Stratford on avon    1982

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
SF

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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Early Morning

Early Morning
Puns on mourning; expose of Victorian social injustice. alternative history Queen Victoria seduces Florence Nightingale. alternative Heaven - where everyone turns cannibal.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Playscript 18, Calder and Boyars, London, 1968   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Surreal farce. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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Eleven Vests

Synopsis:
one person is involved in two events; one at school, another as a soldier in the army. although separated by years, the incidents bear an uncanny resemblance to each other. eleven Vests shows how the adult develops from the younger self and looks at how tragedy escalates from seemingly minor confrontations.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Birmingham prior to tour of Midlands    1997

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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English Cat

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
performed As the English Cat, Aka the Cat. Music by H W Henze

1st Produced:
Schetzingen    1983

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Opera libretto Opera

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Enoch Show, The

Synopsis:
early on, the Upstairs even attempted a kind of living newspaper called the enoch Show. every Royal Court Dramatist was invited to contribute ever-changing material to a revue about enoch Powell, who could, by coincidence, be seen every morning at Sloane Square station going to work.

Notes:
-

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-

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-   -

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Genre:
Sketch in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Existence

Synopsis:
after a night out with his mates a man walks home. In the street he chooses a door and breaks into a room where someone sits waiting for him in the dark. . . and where he stumbles to the edge of his universe.

Notes:
first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 8 April 2002

1st Produced:
theatre-Studio alfortville, Paris    2002

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fables

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

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-

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-   -

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-

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-

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Fool, The

Synopsis:
an examination of the life of the peasant poet, John Clare, a stormy indictment of society.

Notes:
scenes of Bread And love

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  37            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Grandma Faust

Synopsis:
anti racialist play dealing with American Blacks and Whites, but applicable elsewhere

Notes:
part 1 of A-a-America

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Great Peace

Synopsis:
Order restored, military in charge; soldiers obey orders.

Notes:
the War Plays

1st Produced:
the Pit, London    1985

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
War

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Have I None

Have I None
Set in a late-21st-century apocalyptic landscape where human behaviour is monitored, living spaces are designated and where any emotional displays are immediately eradicated. a couple's lives are irreversibly changed by the appearance of a disturbing stranger who questions their existence.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Big Brum, Birmingham    02 Nov 2000

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Human Cannon

Synopsis:
Brutality and horror in the Spanish Civil War.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1986

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

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In the Company Of Men

Synopsis:
corscucating attack on the values encapsulated by boardroom power games

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
avignon    1992

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Satire

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Jackets I

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
the Village School

1st Produced:
Leicester    1989

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  extras

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Jackets Ii

Synopsis:
a riot torn city in the near future. Looting and violent unrest are commonplace. Troops patrol the streets. the army command decides that the death of one of its soldiers at the hands of one of the rioters would boost their waning press popularity. a private is chosen and sent to meet one of the ringleaders. But it turns out they are old friends

Notes:
the City

1st Produced:
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester    28 Nov 1989

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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Lear

Synopsis:
an authoritarian monarch is overthrown by his daughters who, in turn, find the possession of power to be fatally evil.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
English Stage Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Parable

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

Further Reference:
-

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Lulu: A Monster Tragedy

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1992

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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My Day

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    2005

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Song cycle for young people Youth audience

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Narrow Road To the Deep North

Narrow Road To the Deep North
a war parable set in 19th century Japan; enlightenment is where you are.

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-

1st Produced:
Coventry    1968

Company:
-

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413308405

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-

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Comedy

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Olly's Prison

Synopsis:
an ordinary city flat. evening. a man tries to talk to his daughter. She will not answer. Slowly their world turns to tragedy and a search begins that lasts for years.

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-

1st Produced:
-    1993

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-

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-

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Genre:
three TV plays

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Orpheus

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by H W Henze

1st Produced:
-    1981

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-

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-   -

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-

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Opera libretto Opera

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Passion

Synopsis:
the verbal and narrative gyrations of a Lonnie Carter play are no more daunting than whipping through a maelstrom on water skis. . .. GULLIVeR, Mr Carter's latest explosion, takes the hero of Jonathan Swift's satire on a tour that makes American politics seem even more lunatic than it is. D J R Bruckner, the New York Times

Notes:
an open Air production presented by the Royal Court theatre As part of the CND Festival of Life

1st Produced:
alexandra Park Racecourse, London    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1974   -

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-

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One act

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People

Synopsis:
a young man searches in a wasteland run by army gangs. He knows neither his past nor his identity in this exploration of the complexities of guilt and finally of modern innocence.

Notes:
Born And People Are the third And fourth plays of the Colline Tetralogy. Coffee And the Crime of the Twenty-First Century Are the first And second plays. the tetralogy is named After Le theatre National de la Colline in Paris which staged the first productions. the Colline Tetralogy is dedicated to Alain Francon.

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Play/Drama

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Pope's Wedding, The

Synopsis:
Dramatises a young man's effort fully to understand another human being

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-

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Play/Drama

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Red, Black And Ignorant

Synopsis:
a charred blackened master; a boy leaves a woman to die

Notes:
the War Plays

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-

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Genre:
War

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Restoration : A Pastoral

Synopsis:
Restoration is set in eighteenth-century england: a world of cruelty, injustice and iron privilege. Lord are is forced by poverty into an unwanted marriage with the daughter of a wealthy mine owner. One morning, during breakfast, he commits a bizarre and fatal crime. He seeks to pin responsibility for it on his guileless, illiterate footman, Bob Hedges. a battle ensues between Bob's black, justice-hungry wife and the fortified privilege of the ruling classes.

Notes:
music by Nick Bicat

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Company:
eSC

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-

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Genre:
Satire

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Saved

Saved
an unhappy loner stands by as youths throw stones at a baby in a car

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-

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-

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Methuen Drama    978-0413313607

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-

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Play/Drama

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Sea, The

Synopsis:
Man falls in love with fiancee of drowned friend, with fantastic sub plot

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-

1st Produced:
London    1973

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-

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-

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  extras

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September

Synopsis:
-

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-

1st Produced:
Canterbury    1989

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-

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-

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Play/Drama

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Short Electra, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    2004

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-

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-   -

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-

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-

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Spring Awakening

Synopsis:
Youthful tragedy of awakening sexuality in an atmosphere of repression.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Frank Wedekind

1st Produced:
London    1974

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatic Publishing Company, Chicago, 1979   -

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-

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adaptation. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Stone

Stone
parable of oppression, you cannot have your freedom at someone else's expense

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    08 Jun 1976

Company:
Gay Sweatshop

1st Published:
Methuen's New theatrescript, Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   978-0413371107

Music:
-

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Gay, one act

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Summer

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-

Notes:
a european Play

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-

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Play/Drama

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Swing, The

Synopsis:
anti racist play dealing with American Blacks and Whites, but applicable elsewhere

Notes:
part 2 of A-a-America

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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One act

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there Will Be More

Synopsis:
Edward Bond's new play is a harrowing portrait of a world gripped by endless war, and of the toll this takes on personal and social relationships. a heroine, Dea, has committed a terrible act and has been exiled; and when she meets someone from her past she is forcefully confronted by the broken society that drove her to commit her crimes. the play simultaneously presents a forceful challenge to contemporary Drama: examining its progress, its place and what it does for mankind. It is part of a longer Drama in which Edward Bond argues that western Drama has exhausted its patrimony and no longer serve a human purpose and it has to return to its profound origins in human need.

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-

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Company:
Good Night Out Presents.

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Three Sisters, The

Synopsis:
the death of Tusenbach in a meaningless quarrel is one more of the losses which empty the sisters' future of meaning

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
London    1967

Company:
-

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
adaptation

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Tin Can People, The

Synopsis:
17 years after the nuclear holocaust deaths mysteriously multiply

Notes:
the War Plays

1st Produced:
Midlands Art Centre    04 May 1984

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-

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-

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War

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Tuesday

Synopsis:
a young girl sits alone in her bedroom studying when her soldier boyfriend returns unexpectedly from active service. In the action that follows she is confronted with a conflict of love and loyalty between him and her father.

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-

1st Produced:
-    1993

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-

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-

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Childrens Youth audience

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Under Room, The

Under Room, The
a work of unffinching purity and brutality as it plays out a series of choices and betrayals. . . It is an intricate puzzle that is compeffing in both its intellectual and emotional intensity' Guardian

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Roade School, Northampton    2005

Company:
Big Brum

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Music:
-

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one act

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We Come To the River

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by Hans Werner Hese

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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White Devil, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - John Webster

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

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-   -

Music:
-

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adaptation

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Window, A

Synopsis:
Provocative, compelling, disturbing and darkly comic, Edward Bond's plays for young people are a body of work which stand alongside his classics Saved, Lear and the Sea. the latest, his seventh for the internationally renowned Birmingham company Big Brum, asks what it is to be human. a play for our times, it promises not only to question society, but our own values and comfortable assumptions; a unique opportunity to engage theatre audiences, both young and old, with a new play by 'the greatest of post-war British playwrights'. (Lyn Gardner, the Guardian).

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-

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Company:
Big Brum Theatre

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Woman, The

Synopsis:
the power of hate and destruction vs love and reconciliation

Notes:
Scenes of War And Freedom

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1979   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
epic

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

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Worlds, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Newcastle upon Tyne    1979

Company:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  14            Female:  8            Other:  -

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