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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: October 16, 2011, 02:51:44 PM »

An excellent article by Mark Ravenhill on Edward Bond and particularly Saved.

"Acid tongue" by Mark Ravenhill in The Guardian, 9 Sept 2006.
You can read the full article here:

'...The late Sarah Kane was influenced by his work. "You can learn everything you need to know about playwriting," she once told me, maybe with a hint of provocative overstatement, "by studying Saved." When Kane's play Blasted arrived at the Royal Court in 1995, causing as much of a storm as Saved had done 30 years before, it was clear she was inspired by Bond's plays - although the brutalised language of the characters, the Goya-esque images of the soldier and the baby, the sly wit and searing anger were definitely her own. It was also the way Kane's fierce moral vision had found shape in a taut theatrical form that made her the successor to Bond.'