Existence

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408168042.00000029
Roles: Male (2) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

A dark night in a neglected city suburb. An unnamed man breaks into a flat, scrambling for something to steal. As he rifles through the flat, he finds that there is nothing worth stealing, that vandalism proves unsatisying and that attacking the flat’s occupant, Tom, a mute, too brings only further questions. The burglar is led ultimately to question his own existence, regusing any answers that the mute Tom might offer: all responses lead only to one inevitable outcome.

Existence was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 8 April 2002 in a production featuring Jason Flemyng and Andrew Wincott. The first staged production took place at the Théâtre-Studio Alfortville, Paris, on 28 October 2002.

From Bond Plays: 8

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Edward Bond

ISBN: 9780413775832

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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