Other Plays by Edward Bond
Bond, Edward (English playwright, poet, translator from German into English, b. London, England, July 18, 1934-____), “September,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1990 by Edward Bond
• in Edward Bond’s Two Post-Modern Plays: Jackets [and] In the Company of Men with September (London: Methuen, 1990), ISBN 0413626504, 244 pp.;
• script/rights available from source listed in the Bond anthology.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
• “Drama about the murder of Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 42.
• “My plays are not particularly violent, actually. There are often violent things in them, and when they occur, then I depict them as truthfully and honestly as I think one should. But I'm not interested in violence for the sake of violence. Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs. Violence is the problem that has to be dealt with.”—interview with Karl-Heinz Stoll, 'Interviews with Edward Bond and Arnold Wesker,' Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Dec. 1976).
• “Playwright Edward Bond was born on July 18, 1934 in Holloway, a working class suburb in North London. As a child during World War II he was evacuated to the countryside where his exposure to the violence and terror of war shaped themes in his work. At fifteen he left school and worked in a series factories and offices followed by two years in the British army. His first play, Saved, was produced by The Royal Court in 1965 and led to the eventual abolishment of theatre censorship. His other plays include, Early Morning, Lear, The Sea, Bingo: Scenes of money and death, The Fool: Scenes of bread and love, The Bundle: New Narrow Road to the Deep North, The Woman, Restoration, The War Plays, Jackets, In the Company of Men, Coffee, Eleven Vests, and Crime of the Twenty-First Century. His screenplays include Laughter in the Dark (1969), Walkabout (1971), and he collaborated on Blowup (1966, Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay) and Days of Fury (1973). Olly’s Prison was written as teleplay for the BBC in 1993 and has been performed as a stage play at the Avignon Festival and the Berliner Ensemble. In 2006 the Avignon Festival will present a series of his work. He currently lives in (the other) Cambridge.”—Edward Bond, http://www.amrep.org/people/ebond.html, accessed March 23, 2007.
• “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).”—Edward Bond, http://www.nndb.com/people/539/000104227/, accessed March 23, 2007.
• Research could include Joann Johansen Burch’s Chico Mendes, Defender of the Rain Forest (Brookfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Millbrook Press, 1994), ISBN 1562944134, LCCN 93001198, 48 pp.
Amazon rainforest, Mendes (Francisco Alves Mendes Filho aka Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmentalist, December 15, 1944–December 22, 1988, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Mendes), murder.