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Edward Bond
July 18, 1934 -
Nationality: English
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: English Playwright

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.


We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.


You have to go to the ultimate situation in drama.


Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.


I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.


Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.


Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.


The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage.


The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies.


Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.


The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.


We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins.


It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion.


Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human.


The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.


I'm interested in the real world.


In the end I think theatre has only one subject: justice.


Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair.


I think there is no world without theatre.


But we are not in the world to be good but to change it.


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