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Edward Bond (1934-), Playwright and director

Sitter in 7 portraits
Playwright and director. Bond's second play Saved was highly controversial when it was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 1965 due to his illustration of the moral deprivation of contemporary life. His plays cover a variety of genres; Early Morning (1968) is a farce set in a cannibalistic heaven, The Pope's Wedding (1971) is a naturalistic play and The Sea (1976) is a comedy. Bond is the most celebrated dramatist to emerge from the left-wing writers who were encouraged through the Royal Court in the 1960s.

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Edward Bond

by Charles N. White
charcoal, 1992
NPG 6208


Edward Bond

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1965
NPG x4052


Edward Bond

by Peter Stark
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x7760


Edward Bond

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1970
NPG x20104


Edward Bond

by Bryan Wharton
bromide print, 30 October 1978
NPG x88643


Edward Bond

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, September 1984
NPG x88198


Edward Bond

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on card mount, July 1974
NPG x4038