The Embattled Consciousness: Themes and Concerns of Edward Bond’s Plays

By Tanya Mander.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Bond’s Theatre is both exploratory and critical in approach. He expanded the margins of post-war theatre by imbuing themes of topical significance and the plays depict the impact of social forces on human condition. The paper attempts to study the thematic concerns of the plays and also bring to fore some of the meataphysical and epistemological questions raised by the author. The plays underline the unease and instability in social and political systems of the time and reflect the despair and depravity of society. In fact the plays reveal author’s attempt to start a dialogue of self-interpretation with the audience.

Keywords: Post-war Theatre, Edward Bond, Society

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.119-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 622.313KB).

Dr. Tanya Mander

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab, India

I am Asst. Prof. of English and have been teaching undergraduates fo maore than seven years. Post-war theatre is my area of interest. I have recently submitted my doctoral thesis,which was study of selected plays of John Arden, Harold Pinter and Edward Bond. My paper on Caryl Churchill’s plays has been accepted at San Deigo university conference on Contemporary women writing.


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