First Published in 1996. Contemporary Theatre Studies is a book series of special interest to everyone involved in theatre. It consists of monographs on influential figures, studies of movements and ideas in theatre, as well as primary material consisting of theatre-related documents, performing editions of plays in English, and English translations of plays from various vital theatre traditions worldwide. Complementing the first volume of Edward Bond's letters, which provided a theoretical introduction to many of the social and political issues in his plays, Edward Bond Letters Volume II is organized into seven chapters which explore Bond's approach to some of the plays in performance.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Worlds; Chapter 2 Summer; Chapter 3 Human Cannon; Chapter 4 War Plays; Chapter 5 Restoration; Chapter 6 Jackets; Chapter 7 Olly’s Prison;
Ian Stuart University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
". . .`acting' must be created in the space in the head - a new form of humanity for the future which confronts the audience, for the struggle in the present: that's the connection between the space of the stage and the space of the brain. The space stage is limitless because you can artistically extend it to infinity - your fingernail can be the place of armies: the head is limitless because imagination has speculation constantly encroaches on its ignorance."