Hidden Plot by Edward Bond
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Hidden Plot
By Edward Bond

The Hidden Plot

Notes on Theatre and the State Re-issue

By (author) See other recent books by Edward Bond
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $55.00
Your Price: $49.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Hidden Plot by Edward Bond

Book Description

An important, urgent book of essays from Britain's most challenging dramatist: "...a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright." (The Independent) This collection of passionate and polemical essays deals with drama from its origin in the human mind to its use in history and the present. It explains the hidden working of drama behind the state, religion, family, crime and war. It is a revolutionary understanding of the human world with drama at its centre. A ruthless critique of the theatre's present state and its trivialisation as entertainment by the media, it reveals and sees a radical new theatre for the future. Edward Bond is internationally recognised as a major playwright and a leading theoretician of drama. He is the most performed British dramatist abroad. This is his latest and most important account of the meaning and practice of theatre as we start a new millennium.

Buy Hidden Plot book by Edward Bond from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780413725509
ISBN-10: 0413725502
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Edward Bond

Chair Plays by Edward Bond Chair Plays, Paperback (April 2012)

Three one act plays by master dramatist Edward Bond, combined into a single drama and exploring humanity amid a broken world.

Spring Awakening by Edward Bond Spring Awakening, Paperback (March 2012)

A Student Edition of Wedekind's classic 1891 expressionist play about adolescent sexuality.

Bond Plays: 9 by Edward Bond Bond Plays: 9, Paperback (October 2011)

The latest collection from the influential playwright Edward Bond includes the final play in The Paris Pentad Innocence, four shorter works ideal for students, an introduction and selected Theatre Poems.

» View all books by Edward Bond


UK Kirkus Review » The title is perhaps explanation enough: Bond, the playwright responsible for Saved and Lear, has put together a collection of essays on various aspects of the theatre and the precarious position that it currently occupies. His views are uncompromising - at the beginning of the volume he makes his contempt for Britain's National Theatre evident and then proceeds to debate a wide variety of topics in the most discursive fashion. To use the word eclectic would be a euphemism: impenetrable is nearer the mark. There are a few nuggests of value but these get buried amidst the general torrent of passionate outcry that fuels this book. Bond clearly feels that there is much wrong with contemporary theatre, but such an odd and jumbled collection, comprising poetry, letters, musings on Brecht et al only confuses rather than clarifies, thus surely obscuring its reflective purpose. Less is more runs the maxim, and it could have been coined for this book: with greater cohesion and an attempt at more accessibility, something of real value could emerge. (Kirkus UK)

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hidden Plot book by Edward Bond and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Edward Bond

Edward Bond is widely regarded as the UK's greatest and most influently 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).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Edward Bond close
Edward Bond: The Playwright Speaks by Edward Bond
Edward Bond: the Playwright Speaks by Edward Bond
Chair Plays by Edward Bond
Spring Awakening by Edward Bond
Bond Plays: 9 by Edward Bond
Theatre and Education by Edward Bond
Sea by Edward Bond
Methuen Drama Book of Plays from the Sixties by Edward Bond
Bond Plays by Edward Bond
Restoration by Edward Bond
Bond Plays by Edward Bond
Notebooks of Edward Bond by Edward Bond
Restoration by Edward Bond
Notebooks of Edward Bond by Edward Bond
Saved by Edward Bond
Crime of the Twenty-first Century by Edward Bond
Edward Bond: Letters 4 by Edward Bond
Bond Plays by Edward Bond
BoomerangBooks.com.au close