The Hidden Plot

Edward Bond

DOI: 10.5040/9781408164303

ISBN: 9780413725509

'The disasters of the last hundred years seem an exaggeration. But history never exaggerates. Wait a little and the unthinkable becomes inevitable.'

This collection of passionate and polemical essays deals with drama from its origin in the human mind to its use in history and the present. It explains the hidden working of drama behind the state, religion, family, crime and war. It is a revolutionary understanding of the human world with drama at its centre. A ruthless critique of the theatre's present state and its trivialisation as entertainment by the media, it reveals and sees a radical new theatre for the future.