by Edward Bond

           written for the International Centre for Studies in Drama in Education

                at the Faculty of Education of the University of Central England.

                       Edward Bond is a Patron of the Centre.

 

6. The child's map may be compared to an early mariner's map of the world.
It shows that the world's unknown regions contain the fabulous -- Eldorado,
Atlantis, anthropophagi, dragons, the world's edge.  If such things were not
mapped, mariners could not sail between trading ports.  The human mind must
know the unknown as the context of the known.  It makes a topography of
nothingness, it is a condition of its sanity.