Plays 7

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Methuen Drama, Apr 1, 2003 - Drama - 405 pages
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The latest collection of plays by one of Europe's most important playwrights

THE CRIME OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: 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.

OLLY'S PRISON: 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.

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.

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Edward Bond

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