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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 6, 2006 - Drama - 96 pages

Restoration is set in eighteenth-century England: a world ofcruelty, injustice and iron privilege. Lord Are is forced by povertyinto an unwanted marriage with the daughter of a wealthy mineowner. Onemorning, during breakfast, he commits a bizarre and fatal crime. Heseeks to pin responsibility for it on his guileless, illiteratefootman, Bob Hedges. A battle ensues between Bob's black,justice-hungry wife and the fortified privilege of the ruling classes.

This is a new programme text edition of the play with minorrevisions to the original text and produced for the tour by OxfordStaeg Company.

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Edward Bond is one of the great Britsih playwrights of thetwentieth/twenty-first centuries. In 1965 his grim portrait of urbanviolence, Saved, in which a baby is stoned in its pram, aroused muchadmiration as well as a ban from the Lord Chamberlain. His provocativeplays [including Early Morning (1969), Lear (1971), The Sea (1973), TheFool (1975), Restoration (1981), Summer (1982), The War Plays (1985)and Olly's Prison (1992)] continue to arouse extreme responses fromcritics and audiences.

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