Lear (Student Editions)

Lear (Student Editions) by Edward Bond, Patricia Hern

Title: Lear (Student Editions)
Author: Edward Bond, Patricia Hern
ISBN10: 0413519503
ISBN13: 978-0413519504
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (April 14, 1983)
Language: English
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Size PDF: 1704 kb
Size Fb2: 1385 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 240
Pages: 192 pages
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Lear (Student Editions) by Edward Bond, Patricia Hern


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Edward Bond's version of Lear's story embraces myth and reality, war and politics, to reveal the violence endemic in all unjust societies. He exposes corrupted innocence as the core of social morality, and this false morality as a source of the aggressive tension which must ultimately destroy that society. In a play in which blindness becomes a dramatic metaphor for insight, Bond warns that 'it is so easy to subordinate justice to power, but when this happens power takes on the dynamics and dialectics of aggression, and then nothing is really changed'.