Edward Bond's version of Lear's story embraces myth and reality, war and politics, to reveal the violence endemic in all unjust societies. He exposes corrupted innocence as the core of social morality, and this false morality as a source of the aggressive tension which must ultimately destroy that society. In a play in which blindness becomes a dramatic metaphor for insight, Bond warns that 'it is so easy to subordinate justice to power, but when this happens power takes on the dynamics and dialectics of aggression, and then nothing is really changed'.
Edward Bond is one of the great British playwrights of the twentieth/twenty-first centuries. 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.
Descrizione libro 1972: Hill and Wang (1st US Ed.), 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First US Ed.. 1972 Ex-library Hardcover in dustjacket. Bright, tight ex-library copy w/typical markings, stampings, etc. Dustjacket, in plastic wrapper, has labels affixed & is pasted to book cover. Light browning to edges, contents very clean and free from markings/marginalia. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria FS1689
Descrizione libro Hill and Wang, 1972. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Please see any and all photos connected with this listing. The dustjacket is a bit scuffed but all pages intact and legible. Clean. No store stamps. --- --- Edward Bond's version of Lear's story embraces myth, superstition and reality to reveal the endemic violence of a rancorous society. Setting his play around the symbolic building of a great wall, Bond exposes false morality as the source of the aggressive tension which may ultimately destroy society. In a play where blindness becomes a dramatic metaphor for insight, Bond has made it yet more gruesome than Shakespeare by stripping the scene of passion and framing it in a cool medical context. . . Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 18850
Descrizione libro Hill and Wang. Condizione libro: Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 970344
Descrizione libro Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1972. hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Hardcover. Dust jacket is a little faded, with one or two light surface scratches. Very small crease to jacket spine head. Hardcover spine head is rather bumped. Light creasing to first two or three pages. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF. Used. Codice libro della libreria 306284