Saved

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Methuen Drama, May 23, 2009 - Drama - 224 pages

Described by Edward Bond as 'almost irresponsibly optimistic', Saved is a play set in London in the sixties and reflects a time of social change. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first staged privately in November 1965 at the Royal Court Theatre for members of the English Stage Society at a time when plays were still censored. With its scenes of violence, including the stoning of a baby in its stroller, Saved became a notorious play and a cause celebre. It has since had a profound influence on a whole new generation of writers who emerged in the 1990s.

Commentary and notes by David Davis.

Edward Bond is one of the great British playwrights of the twentieth/twenty-first centuries whose work first came to prominence in the 1960s. In recent years there have been revivals of several of his major plays, including Lear, Restoration and The Sea. Methuen Drama publishes eight volumes of his work.

Commentary and notes by David Davis.

Described by Edward Bond as "almost irresponsibly optimistic," Saved is a play set in London in the sixties and reflects a time of social change. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first staged privately in November 1965 at the Royal Court Theatre for members of the English Stage Society at a time when plays were still censored. With its scenes of violence, including the stoning of a baby in its stroller, Saved became a notorious play and a cause celebre. It has since had a profound influence on a whole new generation of writers who emerged in the 1990s.

"Bond's grimly powerful indignation is a reminder that a society that maintains an underclass tolerates a measure of barbarity."—The New York Times

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Young Len and Pam meet and head back to her parents' for a casual, anonymous encounter, but quickly find they share the same sense of humor and Len is actually a good guy. Pam's parents let a room in ... Read full review

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Yesterday night, I saw the play "Saved", by Edward Bond, with 2 friends of mine. It was translated in Greek, but I'm sure it doesn't lose anything of the original English text in the translation ... Read full review

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Edward Bond
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Further Reading lxxxiii
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Edward Bond is one of the great British playwrights of the twentieth/twenty-first centuries whose work first came to prominence in the 1960s. In recent years there have been revivals of several of his major plays, including Lear, Restoration and The Sea. Methuen Drama publishes eight volumes of his work.

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