Edward Bond Biography (1934-)

Born July 18, 1934, in London, England; married Elisabeth Pable, 1971. Addresses: Agent--Casarotto Ramsay Ltd., 60-66 Wardour St., London W1V 3HP,England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
July 18, 1934
London, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Work; Director
  • The Woman: Scenes of War and Freedom, with the National Theatre, OlivierTheatre, London, 1978.
  • The Worlds, New Half Moon Theatre, London, 1979.
  • Restoration, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1981.
  • Summer: A Play for Europe, National Theatre, Cottesloe Stage Theatre, London, 1982.
  • The War Plays (part one, "Red, Black and Ignorant," part two, "The Tin Can People," part three, "Great Peace"), Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1986.
  • Writings;Plays
  • The Pope's Wedding, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1962, published in The Pope's Wedding and Other Plays, Methuen, 1971, revised, 1977.
  • Saved, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1965, also performed at the Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1970, published by Methuen, 1966, Hill & Wang, 1966, Heinemann, 1984.
  • Narrow Road to the Deep North, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1968, then Charles Playhouse, Boston, 1969, published by Methuen, 1968, Hill & Wang, 1969.
  • Early Morning, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1968, also La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1970, published by Calder & Boyers, 1968,Hill & Wang, 1969.
  • Black Mass, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1970, published in Plays Two: Lear, The Sea, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Black Mass, Passion, Methuen, 1978.
  • Writings; Passion, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1971, also performed at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1972, published in Plays Two
  • Lear, The Sea, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Black Mass, Passion, Methuen, 1978.
  • Mr. Dog, published in The Pope's Wedding and Other Plays, Methuen, 1971,revised, 1977.
  • The King with Golden Eyes, published in The Pope's Wedding and Other Plays, Methuen, 1971, revised, 1977.
  • Sharpeville Sequence, published in The Pope's Wedding and Other Plays, Methuen, 1971, revised, 1977.
  • Lear, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1971, also performed at Yale RepertoryTheatre, 1973, published by Methuen, 1972, revised, 1978, Hill & Wang, 1972.
  • The Sea, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1973, also performed at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1974, published in Plays Two: Lear, The Sea, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Black Mass, Passion, Methuen, 1978.
  • Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, U.K., 1973,then at Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 1975, published by Methuen, 1974.
  • The Fool: Scenes of Bread and Love, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1975, published in The Fool and We Come to the River, Methuen, 1976.
  • Stone, Institute of Contemporary Arts Theatre, London, 1976, published inA-A-America! and Stone, Methuen, 1976, revised, 1981.
  • A-A-America! (two plays entitled "Grandma Faust: A Burlesque" and "The Swing: A Documentary"), Almost Free Free Theatre, London, 1976, published in A-A-America! and Stone, Methuen, 1976, revised, 1981.
  • The Bundle, or, New Narrow Road to the Deep North, Warehouse Theatre, London, 1978, published in Plays One: Saved, Early Morning, The Pope's Wedding,The Bundle, or, New Narrow Road to the Deep North, Methuen, 1978.
  • The Woman: Scenes of War and Freedom, with the National Theatre, OlivierTheatre, London, 1978, published by Methuen, 1978, Hill & Wang, 1979.
  • The Worlds, Newcastle Playhouse, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K, 1979, then NewHalf Moon Theatre, London, 1981, published in The Worlds, with The ActivistsPapers, Methuen, 1980.
  • The Activists Papers, published in The Worlds, with The Activists Papers,Methuen, 1980.
  • Restoration, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1981, published by Methuen, 1981, revised version, in Restoration and The Cat, Methuen, 1982.
  • Summer: A Play for Europe, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1982, published byMethuen, 1982.
  • Summer [and] Fables, published by Methuen, 1983.
  • Derek [and] Choruses from after the Assassinations, published by Methuen,1984.
  • The War Plays (part one, "Red, Black and Ignorant," part two, "The Tin Can People," part three, "Great Peace"), Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1986, published in two volumes by Methuen, 1985, and in one volume by Methuen, 1991.
  • Human Cannon, South Wales, 1985, published by Methuen, 1985.
  • Jackets 2 and Sugawara (adapted from kabuki drama; double bill), Bush Theatre, 1990, published by Methuen, 1990.
  • In the Company of Men [and] Notes on Post Modernism, published by Methuen, 1990.
  • Also author of Jackets 1; September, 1990; Plays Four, 1992; Coffee: A Tragedy, 1994; and At the Inland Sea: A Play for Young People, 1996.
  • Writings; Operas
  • Libretto, We Come to the River, Royal Opera House, London, 1976, published in The Fool and We Come to the River, Methuen, 1976, and as We Come to theRiver: Actions for Music, Schott, 1976.
  • Libretto, The English Cat, 1982, published in Restoration and The Cat, Methuen, 1982.
  • Libretto, Wedekind's Lulu: A Monster Tragedy, 1992.
  • Writings; Ballets
  • Orpheus, 1978.
  • Writings; Translations
  • The Three Sisters, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1967.
  • Spring Awakening, with the National Theatre, London, 1974, published by Methuen, 1980.
  • Writings; Adaptations
  • The White Devil, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1976.
  • Writings; Screenplays
  • (With Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra) Blow-Up, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966.
  • Laughter in the Dark, Lopert, 1969.
  • (With Clement Biddle-Wood and Schlondorff) Michael Kohlhaas, Columbia, 1969.
  • Walkabout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
  • (Additional dialogue) Nicholas and Alexandria, Columbia, 1971.
  • Writings; Teleplays
  • Author of Olly's Prison, 1991, and Tuesday, 1993.
  • Writings; Books
  • Theatre Poems and Songs, edited by Malcolm Hay and Philip Roberts, Methuen, 1978.
  • Choruses from after the Assassinations, Methuen, 1985.
  • Bond: Poems, 1978 to 1985, Methuen, 1987, Heinemann, 1988.
  • Edward Bond Letters, edited by Ian Stuart, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993.

Further Reference

Books:

  • Bond, Edward, Saved, Hill & Wang, 1966, Heinemann, 1984.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale, Volume 4, 1975; Volume 6, 1976; Volume 13, 1980; Volume 23, 1983.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 13: British Dramatists since World War II, Gale, 1982.

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