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Friday, January 04, 2008

Edward Bond

He is venerated in France and his plays, from 1965's "Saved" onwards, are studied and performed all over the world. Yet in Britain, although he now writes for community and youth groups, he is estranged from the theatrical establishment - which makes it all the more astonishing that, at the age of 73, he is about to enjoy his West End debut with Jonathan Kent's revival of The Sea, starring Eileen Atkins and David Haig, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
-Michael Billington, profiling one-time badboy of the British stage, Edward Bond, and what he's been up to lately, after burning his bridges with just about every major English theatre institution.

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