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By Ruby Cohn

The idea of a modern cross-cultural trade in the medium of theater is the following imposed on a dozen modern Anglo-American dramatists: Alan Ayckbourn and Neil Simon, Edward Bond and Sam Shepard, David Mamet and Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and Maria Irene Forn?s, David Hare and David Rabe, Christopher Hampton and Richard Nelson. In each one pairing, Ruby Cohn unites a British with an American playwright, exploring similarities that function a springboard for the publicity of a extra profound, culturally-based distinction.

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Niles/Louis/Pablo, Shepard splits his dramatic texts between a reliance on the pop culture milieu for the images of his art and a problematization . . of the milieu that his art has created" (Postmodern Theatric[k]s, p. 75). In contrast to Shepard's moody musicians, Bond's artists are invariably writers, and sometimes they are actual authors within our cultural tradition. The first Bond artist is, however, somewhat exotic, and probably unfamiliar to most Western audiences. Narrow Road to the Deep North (1968) was triggered by the translation of a seventeenth-century Japanese poet: "I started to read a book by Basho, the Japanese poet....

In round 2 Hoss accuses Crow of denying his musical roots in the blues of black people - "You'd like a free ride on a black man's back" - but Crow retorts, "I got no guilt to conjure! " The Referee declares a draw. In round 3 Crow sneers in rhyme that Hoss's music is obsolete, imitative, impotent. As Jeanette Malkin aptly summarizes: "It is the effect of Crow's attack, not its essence, which counts: and the effect is to force Hoss's deviation from the 'neutral field state'" {Verbal Violence, p.

In contrast to Shepard's moody musicians, Bond's artists are invariably writers, and sometimes they are actual authors within our cultural tradition. The first Bond artist is, however, somewhat exotic, and probably unfamiliar to most Western audiences. Narrow Road to the Deep North (1968) was triggered by the translation of a seventeenth-century Japanese poet: "I started to read a book by Basho, the Japanese poet.... The poet, Basho, sees this child abandoned by the river - and he goes on his way.

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