Edward Bond play's the thing;Letter

27th August 1999 at 01:00
WHAT a pity a unique educational opportunity for a school should be given such cavalier treatment in your august publication (TES, August 13).

Under a cheap, insulting headline, Edward Bond's plays are travestied in a way that is outdated, ill-informed and sensationalised.

What other internationally-acclaimed playwright is writing for young people? It is a unique privilege for our pupils to work with Bond and Classworks theatre company. This was a disappointing response to an exceptional project that we would have expected The TES to celebrate.

Susan Heath, Head of drama, Alison New, English teacher and trustee of Classworks theatre company Manor community college, Arbury Road, Cambridge

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