DOI: 10.5040/9781408162538.00000130
Scenes: 7. Roles: Male (1) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Stone is a one act parable of oppression, a politically-charged journey through a spare and allegorical landscape. It tells the story of a man who sets out into the world with seven coins saved up for him by his parents. The man meets a stonemason who robs him, returns the money, and gives him a stone to carry and promises to pay him if he carries it to the stonemason’s house. As the man walks he meets a tramp, a dancing girl, a policeman and a judge, and the stone gets bigger and heavier all the time. Sewn into forceful images and angular poetry, Stone is a simple but fervent discussion of injustice and freedom.

Stone was first presented in 1976 at the ICA, London.

From Bond Plays: 3


Bloomsbury Publishing

Edward Bond

ISBN: 9780413338907

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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