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Bond took the Brecht legacy and extended it into other worlds.V 1 Comment
Muscular dialogue that verges on the steroidal.
'Christie in Love' is a particular favourite.
His work veers joyously from strip cartoon to Brechtian fable to high lyricism. Anarchic, adventurous theatre.
Highly accomplished and intelligent writing; slightly lacking in thrill factor.
I'm a big fan of his early work, esp 'Shiver Me Timbers' and 'Catch As Catch Can'.V 2 Comments
Occasional shoe fetishism in evidence, esp in the early plays.
Verbal wit, a resistance to old morality and a keen sense of sociology are his strengths. A lack of depth and characterisation are his weaknesses.V 1 Comment
Affectionately known as 'Fosse Bear'.
A bunko artist of the highest order.V 1 Comment
Amazing how much he wrote given his prodigious daily consumption of champagne.
Entertaining inquisitions into the pampered world of the London intelligentsia.
An improbable mix of theatrical savvy and alcohol/nicotine slavery.
'Murder in the cathedral' was a knockout,
Not much known for his plays, yet they still have a great value
A great pity his plays are not more widely known.
Brilliantly anticipated absurdist theatre with the wonderfully surreal 'him' (1927).
'Marat Sade' was one of the most powerful theatrical experiences of my life.V 1 Comment
A lullaby of hot words splashed onto the page with wild abandon.V 1 Comment
Like Potter mostly known for his T.V. work which is unfailingly brilliant. Look no further than 'The Boys from the Blackstuff'.
Grandfather of the horror movie.
The Duchess of Malfi is a fantastic play
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