Plays 7

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Methuen, Jan 1, 2003 - English 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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Contents

PLAY performance
20
NOTES ON IMAGINATION
95
COFFEE
125
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Edward Bond is widely regarded as the UK's greatest and most influentlial playwright. His plays include "The Pope's Wedding" (Royal Court Theatre, 1962), "Saved "(Royal Court, 1965), " Early Morning "(Royal Court, 1968), "Lear "(Royal Court, 1971), "The Sea" (Royal Court, 1973), The Fool (Royal Court, 1975), "The Woman" (National Theatre, 1978), "Restoration "(Royal Court, 1981) and "The War Plays "(RSC at the Barbican Pit, 1985).

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