FOCUS: EDWARD BOND




When Polly and Joan asked me to write a passage about a playwright who has inspired me my mind almost instantly turned to the great, and much derided, Edward Bond. Edward is most known for his seminal masterpiece, 'Saved', which includes the infamous scene of a group of young men stoning a baby. This play actually changed the censorship laws in this country and catapulted Edward to the ranks of great theatrical writers. What I would like to raise here is the fact that many of Edward’s works, particularly his most recent tend to get avoided