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Edward Bond

Edward BondBorn: 18-Jul-1934
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Saved

Highly controversial English playwright. As a child he was evacuated from London to the countryside during WWII. He dropped out of school at age 15 and was subsequently self-educated. His second play, Saved, was banned by the Lord Chamberlain when he refused to remove a scene (among others) in which a baby is stoned to death. For the purposes of evading the law, the theater was turned into a temporary "private theater" run by the "English Stage Society". The Society was subsequently prosecuted for this act. Bond also authored screenplays, including Laughter in the Dark (1969, directed by Tony Richardson), and Walkabout (1971, directed by Nicolas Roeg).

Wife: Elisabeth Pablé (m. 1971)

Author of books:
Collected Poems (1987, poetry)
The Hidden Plot: Notes on Theatre and the State (2000, essays)

Wrote plays:
The Pope's Wedding (1962)
Saved (1965)
Early Morning (1967)
Narrow Road to the Deep North (1968)
Black Mass (1970)
Passion (1971)
Lear (1972, based on Shakespeare's King Lear)
The Sea (1973)
Bingo (1973)
The Fool (1975)
Stone (1976)
A-A-America (1976)
The Woman (1978)
The Bundle (1978)
The Worlds (1979)
Summer (1981)
Derek (1982)
Restoration (1981)
Human Cannon (1984)
The War Plays (1985)
Jackets (1989)
Jackets 2/Sugawara (1992)
In the Company of Men (1992)
Olly's Prison (1993, for television)
Tuesday (1993, for television)
At the Inland Sea (1995)
Coffee (1996)
Eleven Vests (1997)
Have I None (2000)
The Crime of the 21st Century (2000)
The Children (2000)
Chair (2000, for radio)
Existence (2002, for radio)

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