Large Mixed Cast
Edward Bond Price: $17.10
"To be sane or not to be sane, that is the question – and if not, then be mad and all that follow"
Edward Bond takes from the Greek and Jacobean drama the fundamental classical problems of the family and war to vividly picture our collapsing society ...
The war is raging, Dea - a heroine - has committed a terrible act and has been exiled
When she meets someone from her past, she is forcefully confronted by the broken society that drove her to commit her crimes
Edward Bond on Dea ...
“In the coming days we will be tested as never before. Our weapons are now so powerful we cannot win wars as we did in the past. The defeated will simply recover and press the button. The boundaries between countries and people are broken. We must learn to live together or it is certain we will die together. Like great societies of the past we have outgrown our situation in the world. We will be tested everyday, and it may come to seem every moment. The media are heard everywhere but their hubbub drowns the truth. Can drama show us our situation and what strengths we have to survive in it? If it can't, nothing can. We will be tested”
“Probably the greatest of any post-war British dramatist” ~ Mark Ravenhill
“Bond's work is the work of a powerful writer, and a great and brilliant man of the theatre” ~ Luca Ronconi