'Edward Bond Plays: 8' brings together recent work by the writer of the classic stage plays Saved, Lear, The Pope's Wedding, and Early Morning.
The volume comprises five new plays and two prose essays:
Two Cups: introductory essay
Born: the third play in the Colline Tetralogy (the first two of which appear in Edward Bond Plays:7); premiering at the Avignon Festival in July 2006
People: the fourth play in the Colline Tetralogy
Chair: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000
Existence: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002
The Under Room: first staged by Big Brum in October 2005; 'an intricate puzzle that is compelling in both its intellectual and emotional intensity'5 stars (Guardian)
Freedom and Drama: an extended disquisition on the relationship of drama to the self and society in which Bond argues that drama alone can create human meaning.