Edward Bond and the Royal National Theatre

  • Ian Stuart


Edward Bond envisaged that during his lifetime he would write a series of plays opening with The Pope’s Wedding and closing with The Sea. However, Bond has admitted subsequently that, having completed this dramatic cycle, he discovered there were many other plays he wanted to write (Bond letter to Coult in Hay, 179).


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© Theodore Shank 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Stuart
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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