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Quotation by Edward Bond
I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future.
Edward Bond (b. 1934), British playwright. Lear, preface (1972).
Two of Bond's plays were banned for their violent content in the 1960s, provoking a furor which contributed to ending censorship on the stage in Britain.
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